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Transition Parent and linked issues status based on Sub-task status using script runner.

Hello All,

I am using below script to change parent issues transition when linked issue transition changes.

import com.atlassian.jira.component.ComponentAccessor
import com.atlassian.jira.issue.Issue
import com.atlassian.jira.issue.MutableIssue

if( issue.getIssueType().getName().equals("Story"))
def issueLinkManager = ComponentAccessor.getIssueLinkManager()
issueLinkManager.getOutwardLinks(issue.getId()).each {
issueLink ->
MutableIssue linkIssue = issueLink.getDestinationObject() as MutableIssue


I want to change the Parent and linked issues transition based on sub-task transition.

For Example:

If Feature has 2 Sub-tasks and 3 stories linked to it. When sub-task status changed to In-Progress, parent and linked Statuses should also change to In-Progress status.

Thanks in advance,


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Leo Community Leader Sep 11, 2019

Hi mani@123,


If you go with JSU plugin, it offers linked/parent issue transition as post function

or if you want to go with scriptrunner there are similar posts already

you can find them here Post1 and Post2 




Hi Leo,

Thanks for the response.

The script runner links which you shared is describing only sub-task and parent transitions. But i want move parent and linked issue status automatically when sub-task transition changes.

I have also tried with JSU linked issue transition post function. However, when the sub-task transition changes only parent issue transition is changing but not linked issues.

Leo Community Leader Sep 11, 2019

Well it's not a surprise. at a time you can make a single post function

for your requirement, you'll have to add 2 post functions in a single transition

1. function to transition parent based on sub-task

2. function to transition linked issues based on story/parent

Make sure order is right(sub-task should be top of linked function if they share a common workflow)

Thanks Leo.

I will try and update you

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