Transition Epic only when stories are in certain state

Is it possible to write a codition that prevents an epic from changing states if the linked stories are not in the right state? Epics do not have parent/child relationship from what I can tell.

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If I use the following as a condition on the Done transition for the Epic, it works:

import com.atlassian.jira.ComponentManager
import com.atlassian.jira.issue.Issue
import org.apache.log4j.Category
import com.atlassian.jira.component.ComponentAccessor

passesCondition = true

linkMgr = ComponentManager.getInstance().getIssueLinkManager()
for (IssueLink link in linkMgr.getOutwardLinks( {

    if ("Epic-Story Link")) {
        if (! link.getDestinationObject().getStatusObject().getStatusCategory().key.equals("done")) {
            passesCondition = false

return passesCondition

This is not currently possible with JMWE 3.3.0, but it would certainly be an interesting enhancement. If you are interested, can you please create a Enhancement Request on our issue tracker at

Please specify your use case in as much details as possible. In particular, please specify whether you're interested in a Condition, which will simply hide the transition when the condition is not met, or a Validator, which will allow the transition to begin but will display an error message after you hit the submit button.

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