Workflow post function validation using Groovy Edited

Hi, everyone!

I'm trying to write a Groovy script in "Transition parent issue" post function in my custom workflow.

My intent is to transition the issue's parent if there is at least one subtask whose status is not "Resolved".

What I tried to do so far was this:

import com.atlassian.jira.issue

for(Issue subTask : parentIssue.get("subTaskObjects")) {
    return true

return false

The problem is I am new in Jira and know nothing about Groovy!

Obviously it is not working. Can anyone help me??

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Alexey Matveev Community Champion Oct 31, 2017


I do not understand exactly what you want.Usually people transition parent issue if all subtasks are resolved. You can use "Transition parent when all subtasks are resolved". It is a built-in post function in ScriptRunner.

If you want to write something opposite then it would be like this:

import com.atlassian.jira.issue

for(Issue subTask : issue.getParentObject().getSubTaskObjects()) {
    return true

return false

Hello, Alexey! Thanks for your reply!

To be more specific, I have created a status named "Paused" to indicate when some issue still has some task unresolved and none of them is "In progress".

In my "Resolve issue" transition I have two post functions to transition subtask issue parent when its subtask is resolved:

  1. transition subtask parent issue to "Paused", once there is no subtask "In progress" immediately after;
  2. transition subtask parent issue to "Closed". In this case, the parent issue workflow has a condition to just allow that transition if all of its subtasks are closed already.

Because the Groovy validation of the first post function above isn't working, the paused status is always being applied.

That's why I need correct it.

Is it clearer now? If you still have some doubt, please let me know! ;)

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