change parent status without executing transition - from subtask


is it possible to change parent status to a given value (strictly to status "Error") without executing the transition to this state (because in transition i am auto creating a subtask). And i want to change parent status in transition between states of his son.

thank you :)

2 answers

1 accepted

0 votes
Accepted answer


The only way to change a status is to go through a transition.

For your case, your spec seems to be "if something is done to a child issue, then in some cases, I want to change the status of the parent". With the caveat that you do not want the parent to go through the transition you've got that creates more sub-tasks.

To do that, I would be strongly tempted to create a second transition, without the "create subtask" function, and trigger that instead. I'd then protect it with a condition of some sort, so that the users only see the original transition (I think you'll need a spot of thought and coding for that)


i have solved this problem with

Script Runner (

this plugins has build in example:

  • Auto-transition parent when all sub-tasks are resolved

I add this post script function to "Close" transition on subtask (in IE i cannot add this function, try it in Firefox ;) ) and it works nice :) (subtsask must have resolution!)


Suggest an answer

Log in or Sign up to answer
Community showcase
Published Nov 27, 2018 in Portfolio for Jira

Introducing a new planning experience in Portfolio for Jira (Server/DC)

In the past, Portfolio for Jira required a high degree of detail–foresight that was unrealistic for many businesses to   have–in   order to produce a reliable long-term roadmap. We're tur...

2,418 views 15 19
Read article

Atlassian User Groups

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

Find a group

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

Find my local user group

Unfortunately there are no AUG chapters near you at the moment.

Start an AUG

You're one step closer to meeting fellow Atlassian users at your local meet up. Learn more about AUGs

Groups near you