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    Create advanced workflows quickly with new Validators, Conditions, Post Functions and create-issue templates

    Create advanced workflows quickly with new Validators, Conditions, Post Functions and create-issue templates

    Essential Validators & Conditions

    Great new Post Functions

    Create new issues with templates & default values

    Require fields on transition screens validator / linked issue status condition / parent status condition / compare fields with each other Validator / User is set in a custom field Validator ...

    Copy or set values between issues post functions / Transition sub-tasks, parent, epics, linked issues post function / Create and link issues on transition post function / Add watchers via a custom field post function ...

    Define templates or simple default values for system and custom fields on the create issue / sub-task screen. For example: create templates for bugs and user stories. Find out more...

    More details

    This add-on helps you to design great custom workflows quickly and without scripts.

    Validators and Conditions:

    • Compare two fields with each other
    • Compare dates and numbers
    • Verify field values changed on transition
    • Linked issue status (includes sub-task link type)
    • Parent issue status
    • Parent issue type
    • Required fields validator: Make fields mandatory on a workflow transition
    • User in project role
    • User set or not-set in field

    Post Functions:

    • Add / remove watchers via custom field
    • Assign to user specified in a (custom) field
    • Copy attachments from linked issues
    • Copy field to sub-task
    • Copy field to parent issue
    • Copy field to linked issue
    • Create and link issues post function
    • Set assignee to specific user
    • Set security level
    • Update/Set fields to predefined value
    • Transition linked issues, sub-tasks, parents and epics

    Define default values when creating new issues and sub-tasks

    • for system and custom fields
    • provide templates for description and summary

    See documentation for complete functionality

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    by Dusty Brossart on 2017-03-22
    Adds some much needed functionality to JIRA workflows. Their support is top notch!
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    codecentric AG

    Thank you very much! :)

    by Manuel Moya on 2017-02-16
    A good workflow extension and intelligent functions that really help. The handling of field functions in combination with sub-tasks have helped us to build our processes as workflows and to save the user a lot of work. A simple function convinced our users: The marking of mandatory fields in the workflow with asterisk. It is possible to create very complex workflows with a high automation level. Not only the existing rules are very helpful. Also the possibility of the post functions make the plug-in indispensable and offer a real added value against other workflow plugins. The setup of the function is clear and also the documentation understandable. We would like to especially mention the support: requests are processed within a very short time and solutions are found. The plugin is also constantly added by additional functions. A worthwhile investment.
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    codecentric AG

    Thank you very much for this feedback. We are pleased to hear that our Add-On helps you to achieve your goals. Also thanks a lot for the constructive feedback via email.

    by Danny Prill on 2016-11-25
    Whenever I create new workflows, Workflow Essentials provides lots of workflow functions that make our workflows better and I as an admin am missing in JIRA Core.  For example, when the user creates a subtask and did not specify a due date, we copy this value from the parent issue. An improvement could be, that the value is pre-populated in the create subtask-mask so that the user can see it instantly. I'm looking forward to it. ;)  Also it's very nice that the required field validator enables you to set mandatory fields on transition screens. A nice feature is that required fields a highlighted with a red asterisk just like globally required fields.  Nice!
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    codecentric AG

    Thanks for the nice feedback! Great to have you as a client :)


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    Version 6.5 JIRA Server 7.0.0 - 7.3.5 Released 2017-04-07


    Time Tracking Fields for Validators and Improvements


    • Mandatory Validator supports Time Tracking system fields (original estimate, remaining estimate) and system field Component/s
    • Parent Issue Type Validator supports now a custom error message
    • Bugfix for parent issue status and linked issue status validators: for translated statuses the validation did not work correctly


    1. Log into your JIRA instance as an admin.
    2. Click the admin dropdown and choose Atlassian Marketplace. The Manage add-ons screen loads.
    3. Click Find new add-ons from the left-hand side of the page.
    4. Locate Workflow Essentials for JIRA via search. The appropriate add-on version appears in the search results.
    5. Click Try free to begin a new trial or Buy now to purchase a license for Workflow Essentials for JIRA. You're prompted to log into MyAtlassian. Workflow Essentials for JIRA begins to download.
    6. Enter your information and click Generate license when redirected to MyAtlassian.
    7. Click Apply license. If you're using an older version of UPM, you can copy and paste the license into your JIRA instance.

    To find older Workflow Essentials for JIRA versions compatible with your instance, you can look through our version history page.

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