Prevent subtask add in javascript


I have custom script to prevent user add new subtask when parent issue is in one status.

JIRA.bind(JIRA.Events.NEW_CONTENT_ADDED, function (e,context) {

    function stopFunction(){
         if( AJS.$('#status-val').text().indexOf('Waiting') > 0 

Code works great in standard issue view, but when use Issue Navigator Detail View it don't work. Only '+' button hide, but 'Create Sub-Task' button in More select list is still show.

What i'm doing wrong ? Thx for help

2 answers

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What you're doing wrong mostly boils down to "using javascript". You need totally different code for every place where someone could do this, and as there's several places, it's going to be a nightmare to code and even worse to maintain or upgrade. Plus, as it's javascript, it's a doddle to bypass.

I'd look at setting the "do not edit" flag on that status, that will block subtasks being added. Properly.

Ok, but i want to edit parent issue. I want to prevent add new subtask only.

Property jira.issues.subtask.create want work...

0 vote

You could use a validator on the subtask workflow... and/or a behaviour on the subtask type that shows a big red message saying "stop trying this, you won't be able to commit".

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