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Make sure you don't have this field on your Jira instance yetalready.

  1. Go to "Custom Fields".

  2. Press "Add Custom Field".

  3. Choose "TextField (single line)".

  4. Name it "Smart Checklist Progress".

  5. Associate screens to the projects where you want to track progress and set up a validator.

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When adding the custom field "Smart Checklist Progress", mind the caps letters and exact wording.


  1. Go to "Workflows".

  2. Choose one that you want to add validation to and click Edit:

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  3. Choose transition and click on the "Validators" link:

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  4. Add Validator:

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  5. Choose "Regular Expression Check":

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  6. Choose "Smart Checklist Progress" field.

  7. Set Regular Expression value to:

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  8. Click Add -  a new Validator will be saved: 


  1. Go to Kanban board (or Issue view).

  2. Try to change the state of an item with opened checklist items.

  3. You'll get the error:

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  4. If you check all Smart Checklist items - you'll be able to transition the Jira issue successfully:

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  5. Enjoy!

Set up transition validator for SERVER Instances (info) (read about Cloud above)