Come for the products,
stay for the community

The Atlassian Community can help you and your team get more value out of Atlassian products and practices.

Atlassian Community about banner
Community Members
Community Events
Community Groups

Workflow "Parent Status Validator" doesn't work for "In Progress"

Hi, I'm trying to prevent sub-tasks from transitioning to "Selected for Work" if the parent task is not "In Progress". So, I chose the tool "Parent Status Validator" for my sub-tasks workflow as below.



1. it's showing an error "Transition is not authorized because current Issue's parent Issue should be in one of the following statuses: In Progress". But from the below screenshot, I can clearly see parent task's status is already "In Progress". 

2. After testing, I noticed it only becomes an issue when I apply "In Progress" for the validator, all the other statuses work as expected


Can someone help me with this issue? thank you! 

I'm using Jira cloud.



2 answers

1 accepted

1 vote
Answer accepted

After talking to Jira supporting team, it turns out the issue is caused by there being multiple "In Progress" statuses from other team-managed projects. and the validator is mistakenly comparing the statuses from other projects with other IDs.


the workaround is changing the "In Progess" to a unique new name such as "InProgress" for my case. 

0 votes
Fabian Lim Community Leader Apr 27, 2022

Hi @jiang gao

In jmwe you may have to revise the issue link. Looks like you are using the parent child link, but it should be the parent subtask link. Take a look here:


Hi @Fabian Lim, thanks for replying. But I'm not using the JMWE, and also there's no "Related Issues Status Validator" in my validators list. I guess they are all the native ones from Jira Cloud. 


Fabian Lim Community Leader Apr 28, 2022

In that case you will have to purchase the plugin. The out of the box most likely is for parent child relationships used in advanced roadmaps.

Suggest an answer

Log in or Sign up to answer

Community Events

Connect with like-minded Atlassian users at free events near you!

Find an event

Connect with like-minded Atlassian users at free events near you!

Unfortunately there are no Community Events near you at the moment.

Host an event

You're one step closer to meeting fellow Atlassian users at your local event. Learn more about Community Events

Events near you