Set a custom transition according to the issue type

Hi all,

I have several issue types in Jira (5.1.5) and I need for each a custom workflow. Each workflow has its specificities (for instance, requires a test step, or a validation by end-user, etc), but except these additional transitions/status, all workflows are quite similar.

I would like to avoid creating a specific workflow for each issue type and use custom conditions instead,

but it seems there is no transition condition based on the issue type.

How this could be done?

I checked Jira Suite Utilities plugin, it adds some conditions but not on the issue type. Maybe I could use its "Value Field Condition"?

I also found some documentation about writing your own condition code here:

But developing/maintening a jira plugin for having a transition condition on the issue type seems a bit overkill to me. I guess I could write these few lines of code but maybe there are simpler alternatives?


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i just added a "Value Field" condition to a transition where i chose "issue type" and set = to an existing one.

which makes the transition only available if the issue type is (in my example) a story.

any other issue type won't show this transition

if you need some of your transitions for more than one issue type simply add a condition for each

if you need the transition for example for 8 of 10 issue type then you'd better choose != for the 2 types you want to leave out.

C. Faysal is right. I did this once - works great!

Yes, i've just tested this and it also worked for me.

Many thanks.

You can compare the issue type using a String and the name of the issue type, not the id. Nice one!

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I'm afraid the "simple alternative" really is to use separate workflows by issue type. That's assuming you don't want to do any coding.

You could still write a condition to work by issue-type (I suspect the script runner would let you do this quite easily), but there isn't one out there that I've seen.

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