ScriptRunner how to automatically transition an Epic to Completion when all its children are complet

Hello Community,

I am trying to develop a ScriptRunner Script that will allow me to transition an Epic to completion once all of the Stories/Tasks/Defects/Subtasks under it are completed.

Could someone point me in the right direction to achieve such functionality.

I appreciate your help!


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Hi Roberto, 

Hopefully is not too late but I crafted a post function, that should be put into the "Closed" step in the workflow. Hopefully you will understand the logic from the comments added in the code, if not, please shout :)

import com.atlassian.jira.component.ComponentAccessor
import com.atlassian.jira.issue.Issue
import com.atlassian.jira.issue.IssueInputParameters
import com.atlassian.jira.issue.MutableIssue
import com.atlassian.jira.user.ApplicationUser
import com.atlassian.jira.workflow.TransitionOptions

def issue = issue as MutableIssue
def user = ComponentAccessor.userManager.getUserByKey("admin")

parentIssue = issue.isSubTask() ? issue.parentObject :
ComponentAccessor.getIssueLinkManager().getInwardLinks( { == "Epic-Story Link"}?.sourceObject

if (!parentIssue) {
// there is not any Epic issue as source so do nothing

log.debug "Parent issue $parentIssue"

// check if the parent issue has any subtasks that are not closed
def openSubtasks = parentIssue?.subTaskObjects?.findAll { != "Done"}

log.debug "Open subtasks $openSubtasks"
// if there are subtasks that are not open (apart from the one in transition) - then do nothing
if (openSubtasks - issue) {

// get all the open linked (with the epic-story link) issues and are not closed
def linkedIssues = ComponentAccessor.getIssueLinkManager().getOutwardLinks( { == "Epic-Story Link"}*.destinationObject?.findAll { != "Done"}

log.debug "Open linded issues $linkedIssues"
// if there are linked issues that are open (apart from the one in transition) - then do nothing
if (linkedIssues - issue) {

// if the script reached here means that all the subtasks and the linked - with the Epic Story link - issues are closed
// therefore transit the issue
transitIssue(parentIssue, 41, user)

def transitIssue(Issue issue, int actionId, ApplicationUser cwdUser) {
def issueService = ComponentAccessor.getIssueService()

IssueInputParameters issueInputParameters = issueService.newIssueInputParameters()
issueInputParameters.setComment("This is a comment")

def transitionOptions= new TransitionOptions.Builder()

def transitionValidationResult =
issueService.validateTransition(cwdUser,, actionId, issueInputParameters, transitionOptions)

if (transitionValidationResult.isValid()) {
return issueService.transition(cwdUser, transitionValidationResult).getIssue()

log.error "Transition of issue ${issue.key} failed. " + transitionValidationResult.errorCollection

Please let me know if this does the trick.



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