Prevent a transition if workflow has been in a previous status

Hi Guys,

I am hoping to take the source script from the "Previous status" function in JIRA and add it as a simple script condition to block a transition if the workflow has been in "System Testing" status before. This would be designed to block access to one workflow branch and direct the issue down another branch.
Please can someone help me with this script change for this code. Please see the attached screenshot for details.





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Here a code that test if an issue has been in status:

import com.atlassian.jira.component.ComponentAccessor
import com.atlassian.jira.issue.changehistory.ChangeHistory
import com.atlassian.jira.issue.history.ChangeItemBean

for(ChangeHistory changeHistory: ComponentAccessor.getChangeHistoryManager().getChangeHistories(issue)) {
    for(ChangeItemBean changeItemBean: changeHistory.getChangeItemBeans()) {
        if (changeItemBean.getField().equals("status")) {
            if(changeItemBean.getFromString().equals("System Testing"))
            return false

return true

Slightly Groovier version of Vasiliy's code:

import com.atlassian.jira.component.ComponentAccessor

def changeHistoryManager = ComponentAccessor.getChangeHistoryManager()
def wasItEverInSystemTesting = changeHistoryManager.getChangeHistories(issue).any { changeHistory ->
    changeHistory.getChangeItemBeans().any { changeItemBean ->
        changeItemBean.getField() == ("status") &&
                changeItemBean.getFromString() == ("System Testing")

return !wasItEverInSystemTesting

Thanks for your help guys, much appreciated.

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