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How to select a specific transition-ID as a trigger in automation for jira?


How can I select a specific transition ID as a trigger in automation for jira?

I want to select an itself transition. The itself transition can be triggered from any status  without changing the workflow. 

Does anyone have any ideas?

3 answers

Hi Bill,

I have attached an pic as a example. The transition on the left side is the Itself function. It can be triggered from each status in the workflow without changing the status from A to B. 



A second reason for my request is,  when I have two transitions from Status A to Status B, with different post functions. So I cant select for which transition the rule should be run.

Best regards 


Hi @Florian Ohrnberger 

I believe automation rule's trigger on transition can only detect the status change, not other criteria you may have specified in your workflow functions.  I am using Cloud not Server version, so you will need to confirm that for Server.

As a work-around you could add conditions after your trigger in the rule, enforcing any other criteria in your workflow you needed to select a particular path.

Hi @Florian Ohrnberger -- Welcome to the Atlassian Community!

What do you mean by "an itself transition"?  Do you mean back to the same status on an edit?

For the issue transition trigger with Automation for Jira (A4J), you may specify one or more status values from/to, or leave the values blank to trigger on all transitions.  Please look here for more information on that trigger:

Best regards,

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