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    Make your work flow → New Validators, Conditions and Post Functions for great workflows

    Make your work flow → New Validators, Conditions and Post Functions for great workflows

    Essential Validators & Conditions

    Great new Post Functions

    Create new issues with templates & default values

    Require fields on transition screens, validate the status of linked issues, compare fields with each other, implement smart approval workflows and much more...

    Create new linked issues and copy data automatically, transition linked issues, sub-tasks or epics, copy field values between issues, set & merge field values...

    Define templates or simple default values for system and custom fields on the create issue / create sub-task screen. Create templates for bugs and user stories.

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    This add-on helps you to create great custom workflows easily and without scripts.

    Validators and Conditions:

    • Require mandatory fields on transition screens
    • Regular Expression Validator
    • Validate status of linked issues, sub-tasks or parent
    • Compare fields with each other
    • Verify field values changed on transition
    • Validate parent issue type
    • Check if current user is set (or not-set) in a field
    • ...

    Post Functions:

    • Copy field values to sub-task, parent or linked issue
    • Create new linked issues on transition
    • Transition linked issues, sub-tasks, parents and epics
    • Update, set or merge field values
    • Add watchers via custom field
    • Add comments
    • Assign to user specified in a (custom) field
    • Set assignee to specific user
    • Set security level
    • ...

    + Define default values / templates for issue description and other system and custom fields

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    by Miriam Bergmann on 2017-06-02
    This plugin combines some often asked for features which are missing in jira. Additional configuration is simple and intuitive. A feature request was answered and released within a week. Thanks for that!
    1 out of 1 found this review helpful
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    codecentric AG

    Hi Miriam, thank you for the great feedback and a warm welcome as our customer :)

    by Lucian Burns on 2017-04-28
    Clean add-on with good UI that looks like it belongs. Mandatory fields on workflow transitions (including asterisk) are essential - this is an aptly named ad-on! initial impressions: support has been absolutely fantastic and above and beyond, no technical issues so far. This development team deserves greater community support. Would love to see conditional field visibility and conditional field mandatory (parent child logic) but please keep this a clean simple and excellent add-on like it presently is.
    1 out of 1 found this review helpful
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    codecentric AG

    Hi Lucian, thank you very much for this great feedback. This is motivating us so much. We really appreciate that. Regarding your idea, with conditional required fields we thought about it when you asked for it on the support. The challenge here is really to keep things simple and at the same time allow such a potentially complex feature. Lets see if we can come up with the "essential" sub-set of this in a future version... again thanks and have a great day. Lukas

    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 7.4.1 JIRA Server 7.0.0 - 7.4.2 Released 2017-08-02


    Hotfix release


    • Fixed a problem when copying system fields from stories to subtasks.


    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 app 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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