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Power Scripts™ for Jira (server)

Level: BASIC


An issue should not be able to close if any of the child or linked issues is not closed.


One will need to add a SIL™ condition on the close transition which will verify the statuses of all dependencies (child and linked issues). If any of the dependencies is not already closed the condition will return false.

Determine which dependencies need to restrict the transition

For the sake of this exercise we will consider that all subtasks need to be closed in order to let an issue to be closed.

Add a new condition

Log in as an administrator and navigate to Administration-> Workflows and edit "Close Issue" transition on your Jira workflow.

Press "Add a new condition" link.

Select (k) SIL™ Condition and then press Add.

Writing the SIL™ code

The page Add Parameters To Condition appears. In the SIL™ code edit area insert the following code:

// get all subtasks
string s_tasks=subtasks(key);

// process each subtask
for(string s in s_tasks)
// if subtasks' status is not closed the transition cannot be available and therefore return false 
  if(%s%.status != "Closed")
    return false;

// if not failed yet then the transition should be available
return true;

The page should look like this:

It is recommended to give the program a easy identifiable name in the Name field, press CHECK to verify the code and then Add to save the condition.

After saving the conditions of "Create Issue" should look like following:


All you have to do now is to publish your workflow.

See more at Activating Workflow section on Atlassian Documentation.

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