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Automated issue creation upon parent issue transition

How do I keep Jira from creating the same issue type over and over again?

Say I have Jira set up to automatically create a new issue whenever the parent issue transitions to a certain status in the workflow. How do I keep Jira from creating the same issue type again and again when I move my issue to the previous step, and forward again? I do not want Jira to keep creating the same issue repeatedly every time I execute this particular transition. I only want it to work once per parent issue. After that, It should not create the same issue again and again just because I pushed back the workflow to the status/transition that triggers the creation of the new issue.

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Issue "A" will be created when issue "B (parent)" goes from status "1" -> status "2". We are now is status "2" and Issue "A" has been created. Now I pushed the workflow back to status "1" to fix some information, and then I moved the issue back to status "2". How do I keep issue "A" from creating a 2nd time? I only need one "A" issue to be under the parent at a time. 

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John Funk Community Leader Jun 29, 2020

Hi Nick - Welcome to the Atlassian Community!

As a quick fix, I would set the value of another field (one that is behind the scenes and not seen). I have a custom field called Generic Yes that I use for things like this. The first time it moves to status 2, then set that field = Yes. Then add the check for this field != Yes to create the issue. 

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