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with Automation for JIRA lite, is there a JQL I can use to check previous status

Dave Marsico Dec 21, 2017

I'm looking to have an automation rule that fires only when a specific issue transition has occurred from x to y.... (from "on hold" to "in progress") .  so i know I can use an issue transition  "WHEN",  when issue status is "in progress", but I want to have a JQL condition or something that can limit it to when the previous status was "on hold"... is that possible somehow?? 

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Nick Menere Community Leader Dec 21, 2017

Hi Dave,


We are working on making this easier but in the mean time you should use a Compare Condition to check the before and after state using the "status" from the change log.

Your rule would look something like:

Screen Shot 2017-12-22 at 3.05.15 pm.png


This also has the advantage of being much quicker than a JQL condition.

Simply change your "from" and "to" to your desired statuses. 


Let us know how you go.




Dave Marsico Dec 22, 2017



Thanks for the response, thats exactly what I need.  But do I need the Pro version for that?


I'm not seeing that condition showing up





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