Jira: How to Restrict Resolution options according to transition being performed


We have a need to restrict the options available for the resolution field accrding to the action being performed. E.g. we have an action "Close - no fix", for which the options are "Functions as Designed", "Won't Fix", "Cannot reproduce". Other actions allow values such as "Fixed" etc.

In our Jira 4.0.1 instance this is implemented using javascript code in the description of the Resolution field as follows:

if (document.location.href.match(/.*CommentAssignIssue.*/)) {
res_box = document.getElementById('resolution');
if (document.location.href.match(/.*action=121(\D|$).*/)) {
addOption(res_box, "Fixed", 1);
} else if (document.location.href.match(/.*action=41(\D|$).*/)) {
addOption(res_box, "Functions as Designed", 7);
addOption(res_box, "Cannot Reproduce", 5);
addOption(res_box, "Won't Fix", 2);


function removeAllOptions(selectbox) {
var i;
for(i=selectbox.options.length-1;i>=0;i--) {

function addOption(selectbox,text,value ) {
var optn = document.createElement("OPTION");
optn.text = text;
optn.value = value;

The complete script has been reduced here for brevity.

We are in the process of upgrading our Jira system to a later version and have found this no longer works (I have tried in Jira 5.0 & 6.0). Please could somebody suggest how to implement this in 5.0 or later.



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you can restrict the resolution option by using workflow properties,

add the following propety on transition properties as key values

jira.field.resolution.include =1,2,3

1,2,3 is the id's of the resolutions

check this doc


and also @jobin explained well about workflow properties here


Thank you for the answer. This works perfectly.

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