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Comments

This workflow locks an issue so that comments cannot be added after the issue is resolved.

Name

@jetbrains/youtrack-workflow-comments

Auto-attached

no

Rules

Disable comments for verified issues (on-change rule)

Use Case

This workflow was originally taken from a submitted request JT-7326.

The user who submitted this issue wanted a way to lock an issue so that comments cannot be added after the issue has been resolved.

Rules

When an issue is updated, this rule verifies that the issue is already in a state that is Verified and is not set to this state as a result of the update. This prevents the user from setting the state to Verified and adding a comment in the Apply Command dialog. If this condition is true, the rule verifies that the update does not include a comment.

  • If the update does not include a comment, the issue is updated.

  • If the update includes a comment, a warning is displayed. The comment is not added to the issue.

Disable comments for verified issues

This on-change rule behaves in the following way:

Rule Prerequisites

Whenever an issue is created or updated in the project where the rule is active, it checks the issue for the following conditions:

Conditions

Description

Field Matches Specified Criteria

This condition block is configured with the following settings:

  • Field: State

  • Condition: is

  • Value: Verified

This checks to see if the value for the State field is set to Verified.

Field Matches Specified Criteria

This condition is nested inside a NOT building block. As a result, this conditions is only satisfied when the specified criteria is absent.

The condition block is configured with the following settings:

  • Field: State

  • Condition: changes from

  • Value: Any value

  • to: Verified

This condition ensures that the value for the State field is already Verified and is not set to this state as a result of the update that triggers the workflow rule.

The conditions are joined with implicit AND operators. This means that the workflow will only apply the changes specified in the Actions section if all of these conditions are satisfied.

Rule Actions

If all of these conditions are met for the current issue, the workflow automatically applies the following changes:

Action

Description

Check for Additional Conditions

This action checks to see if a comment is added to the issue in the current transaction. This is done by nesting a Comment Is Added condition block inside a NOT building block.

The Error message setting in the action block stores the message that is shown when the user attempts to add a comment to a verified issue. If the additional check fails, this message is displayed as an error in the YouTrack application interface.

Last modified: 01 November 2021