The Transition issue post function automatically executes a specific transition on one ore multiple issues or transitions the issues to the selected status. Both, transition and target status, have to be available from the issue's current status.


Target issue

The issues to be transitioned. If a list of issue keys is passed, the transition will be performed for every issue in the list.
The following options are available:

  • Current issue
  • Parent issue
  • Parser expression

When the option parser expression is selected, an expression parser input field is displayed. The input has to be an issue key or an issue list. For every issue in the given issue list, a transtion will be executed.


Select the transition to be executed or the status to be transitioned to. You can choose between to options:

  • Execute transition:

    Pick either a transition which is shown by name and grouped by workflows or provide a parser expression. In case of a parser expression a transition ID is expected.

  • Transition to status:

    Pick either a status that is shown by name or provide a parser expression. In case of a parser expression a status ID is expected.

    If more than one transition is available to reach the configured status, the first found transition will be executed.

Delayed execution

Executing the post function will be delayed by the specified value in milliseconds. Please note that you are not able to define a value that is greater than 120 seconds.

Run as

Select the user that will be used to execute the post function. By default, it is set to the current user that executes the transition.

The following options are available:

Selected userSelect a specific Jira user.
User in field

Select the field containing the user that will be used to execute the post function.

The configured user must have all necessary permissions to transition the target issue.

Conditional execution

You can optionally specify a logical expression or a Jira expression depending on the chosen Parsing mode to define the circumstances (or conditions) under which the post function should be executed.

The result of the logical expression must return a boolean value of either:

  • true → the post function will be executed
  • false → the post function will not be executed

Using the conditional operator, even complex or multi-layered conditions can be constructed.

Make sure to learn more about defining logical expressions and browse through the various examples here: Logical mode

Use cases and examples

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