We are trying to automate our workflow. Here is what we would like to do:
We want to change the status of a parent issue (a story) when the status of one of its children changes. For example, suppose I have a story on the backlog that has 5 children that are also on the backlog. As soon as one of those children transitions from the backlog to an "in progress" state, I'd like to update the status of the story to have the status of "in progress" as well. The story would then stay in a status of "in progress" until its last child not yet in the state of "done" moves into a state of "done". At that time the story would be moved to a status of "done". We'd like to do this in an automated way so we never have to actually change the statuses of our stories.
Is this possible with your plugin? If we we'd love to know how to accomplish this. I can see how I would auto transition all subtasks from a change on the story, but not the other way around like we need it. There are lots of people trying to do the same thing online and there is really not a simple way to do it other than scripting it yourself. I am hoping Automation for JIRA can make this a bit easier.
You can certainly do this with Automation for JIRA. The rule is a little complex, but here's an example:
So lets break this down:
The 2 'related issues' condition inside the two branch points, basically make sure the two branches are mutually exclusive and only one will ever execute. Hope this makes sense!
Yeah so you could definitely restrict this further using the JQL condition and/or related issues condition to only run this rule when certain types of sub-tasks are transitioned.
The 'Parent' condition is actually an our 'Branch / Related issues' action. It's a way to fork rule execution for related issues of the trigger issue.
There's an number of different options available to find related issues:
(these are all in relation to the trigger issue)
So in other words, you can find the 'Linked issues' of a trigger issue, or you could find the Epic of the trigger issue etc.
Hope that helps!
@Andreas Knecht any news on my question above?
Epics I want to transition are on "Operation" projects only.
Linked issues can be of any type (bug, task, story, incidents and subtasks) and from different projects "Web Crawling" and "Application" with same workflows statuses.
I have Global rule config and all are on create screen already.
I tried with this other rule not on an Epic but on any Task, Story, Incident or Bug to transition from one status to another depending on his linked issues statuses, but is not working.
I branch out for elseif conditions the "For Current Issue" to apply on different status for his linked issues.
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