jira enable working with follower issue not until linked predecessor is finished

hi,

is it possible to expand functionality of linking issues like the following:

we have a link between issues that describes predecessor and follower issues. this is currently not more than a documentation. you can start working with the follower issue without considering the status of the predecessor issue.

what we need is: you can not work with the follower issue until the linked predecessor is not in a given status or solution.

is there any way getting this done?

kind regards

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Sounds like you need a bit of code.

My instinct would be to write workflow "conditions" that will prevent users from moving through the workflow until predecessor issues are complete.

i think i found a way to solve it via workflow conditions. the "Workflow Toolbox" plugin delivers conditions, with which it is possible to test for status of linked issues. thank you!

is there a chance to react on an event like "an issue got linked to another issue"?

Ah good, you found a plugin that provides it, I was about to point at the script runner too.

I think you'll need code for "issue has been linked", it's part of "issue updated". The script runner should be able to spot and react to that, from memory.

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You could use the Script-Runner to create a new condition.

A good starting point should be the "All dependent issues need to be resolved" example on https://studio.plugins.atlassian.com/wiki/display/GRV/Conditions

thank you for your suggestion. with the script runner it should be possible to establish such a condition. see my comment on the above answer, where i mention another plugin, which already has such a functionality. and again same question like above:

is there a chance to react on an event like "an issue got linked to another issue"?

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