Let issues sleep until date or event

Is there a way to let issues sleep until a date or event occurs?


use case 1: I want issue 12345 to sleep until the first of december. On december first, I want the issue to appear again.

use case 2: I want issue 34567 to sleep until issue 7890 is closed. If issue 7890 gets closed, the issue 34567 should appear again.

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Could you please be more specific - you want issues to appear on the board or in the issue list?

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Hello Lüba,

I think the issue which is sleeping/waiting should be like a closed issue during the sleeping time.

If the event/time gets reached it should switch from "like closed" to open. But maybe there are better solutions.

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Unfortunately, there's no such functionality in YouTrack.

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Dear Liubov Melnikova ,


it would be great to have it.

This is related to "zero inbox", "single focus", "43 folder", "getting things done".

There is a proprietary issue system which has this feature (https://www.tbz-pariv.de/produkte/modwork)

I would like to see this in youtrack, too.

You can work on one ticket after the other.

After selecting the tickets you want to work on, you only see one ticket and you can work on it.

The you have the usual actions and additionally you can say +N or +Nw +Nm

Meaning this: Let this ticket snooze for N days, N weeks or N months.

After you snooze or close the issue, you get the next issue.

You say there is no such functionality in YouTrack yet.

But maybe in the future.

How to create a feature request?


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Please feel free to create a feature request in our tracker: https://youtrack.jetbrains.com/issues/JT. However, to be honest, I don't think this functionality will be implemented in the nearest future as this request is not popular among our users. I'm afraid this not the feature we'd expected to see in an issue tracker.

You can imitate this behavior using "Due Date" field and workflows. It's not a simple obvious way at all though. For example, you select a Due Date for the issue (the date when it should wake up) and create a workflow rule which will resolve issue on setting the Due Date and another rule which will trigger every day and check if there are any issues with the today' Due Date. If yes - reopen the issue and clear up the Due Date field. 
Here you read more about the workflows: https://www.jetbrains.com/help/youtrack/standalone/Quick-Start-Guide-Workflows-JS.html. And here you can find several examples: https://www.jetbrains.com/help/youtrack/standalone/Default-Workflows.html

Hope it helps. 

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Just for the records I created an issue for this and it has already three up-votes: https://youtrack.jetbrains.com/issue/JT-53399


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