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How to hide transition from parent issue (Always status will update automatically from sub-tasks)

We want to hide transition's from parent issue and we have A script that will update the status of parent issue automatically when sub-tasks is hiding .


I have tried some default conditions to particular admin group to transition on parent issue  but that post-function script in sub-task is  failing to transition automatically.


Could anyone help us to achieve this task

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Antoine Berry Community Leader Jan 31, 2020

Hi @Mahesh Kallepalli ,

I did not exactly understand what you want to achieve, but you can use this code to transition the parent issue from the subtask :

import com.atlassian.jira.workflow.WorkflowTransitionUtil
import com.atlassian.jira.workflow.WorkflowTransitionUtilImpl
import com.atlassian.jira.util.JiraUtils

def parentIssue = issue.getParentObject()
def userKey = "user_that_triggers_the_transition"
def transitionId = 41

WorkflowTransitionUtil workflowTransitionUtil = ( WorkflowTransitionUtil ) JiraUtils.loadComponent( WorkflowTransitionUtilImpl.class );


@Antoine Berry 


I have achieved that when sub task is transitioned parent issue status is changing every time transitions will happen from sub task only we don't want to allow any user or agent to transition from main task so we are thinking to hide the transitions from parent task.

Antoine Berry Community Leader Feb 03, 2020

You could use a validator in the parent workflow transition (the users will still see the button, but will get an error message if they click it) : 

import com.opensymphony.workflow.InvalidInputException

InvalidInputException userErrorMsg= new InvalidInputException()
String errorMsg = "You cannot trigger this transition on the parent issue."
throw userErrorMsg

Let me know if that helped. 

Dear Antoine,


I tried to put this validator in the Parent Workflow transition and I have a Post Function in the SubTask to transition that Parent transition.

But I'm getting the error when transition the SubTask.



org.ofbiz.core.entity.GenericTransactionException: Commit failed, rollback previously requested by nested transaction.

It seems that you have tried to perform an illegal workflow operation.

If you think this message is wrong, please contact your JIRA administrators.


Supposing your parent issue needs to change from status "A" to status "B" when the subtask changes to "hidden" status, you can try a rule :

In your project parameters -> project automation -> project rules, and then :

   - WHEN : demand transition
   - IF : JQL query corresponds to (for example issueType = "subtask")
   - RELATED REQUEST : parent (select your link type)
          ° IF : JQL condition (for example status != "B")
          ° AND : condition of related requests (status = "hidden"
          ° SO : transition to the correct status

Note that " - " is for the master branch, and " ° " for the secondary branch


@Anne Morel 


I appreciate your response we need to hide transition that any one can't able to transition from parent issue status will be updated based on sub task status.

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