Unlink issues from the current issue

A post-function that will unlink issues from the current issue based on the result of a Nunjucks condition.

To add 'Unlink issues from the current issue' post-function to a transition: 

  1. Click Edit for the workflow that has the transition you wish to add the post-function on.

  2. In the Workflow Designer, select the transition.

  3. Click on Post Functions in the properties panel.

  4. Click on Add post function.

  5. Select Unlink issues from the current issue from the list of post-functions.

  6. Click on Add to add the post-function on the transition.

  7. Add a Nunjucks condition in the Condition.

  8. Click on Add to add the post-function to the transition.

Known limitations common to all post-functions:

Related links

For information on where the post-function needs to be placed on a transition, see Placing post-functions in a transition.

Refer to the Use cases for the post-functions page for use cases for this post-function.

Refer the Troubleshooting and Support page if the post-functions does not seem to be working as you would expect.

JMWE shows an error message on the issue view if any error occurs during the execution of the post-function. This message is displayed only if the current user is a Jira administrator. 

When you add this post-function to a transition and trigger it, the add-on checks the specified condition against each linked issue of the current issue. If the condition evaluates to any text except false or an empty string, it will remove the issue link. If not, it will not remove the link.


Input a condition in Condition using Nunjucks annotations. You can insert issue, linkedIssue, transition, linkTypeName, currentUser and now variables in your condition and test it using the Nunjucks tester.


  • {{linkTypeName == "blocks"}} returns true for all linked issues linked to the current issue with blocks link type

  • {{linkedIssue.fields.status.name == "Rejected"}} returns true for all linked issues that are in the Rejected status.

Customize this post-function using the additional options provided as part of the post-function. The options are:

Run As

  • Run as current user: The current user will be the author of the removal of issue links.

  • Run as add-on user: The add-on user will be the author of the removal of issue links.

  • Run as this user: Any user selected in this field will be the author of the removal of issue links.

Delayed execution