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Behaviours: Checking that Text Field Value Doesn't Already Exist in Current Issue's Jira Project


Trying to make sure a custom text field value (single line) does NOT already exist in the current issue's project. Right now this script is doing nothing and throws no errors on the Behaviors screen.


import com.atlassian.jira.component.ComponentAccessor
import com.atlassian.jira.issue.Issue
import com.atlassian.jira.issue.IssueManager
import com.atlassian.jira.issue.MutableIssue
import com.atlassian.jira.issue.fields.CustomField
import com.atlassian.jira.jql.parser.JqlQueryParser
import com.atlassian.jira.user.ApplicationUser
import com.atlassian.jira.web.bean.PagerFilter
import com.atlassian.query.Query
import com.opensymphony.workflow.InvalidInputException

def issue = underlyingIssue
def CPID = customFieldManager.getCustomFieldObject("customfield_10210")
def CPIDValue = underlyingIssue?.getCustomFieldValue(CPID)
String jql = "\"Clarity Project ID\" ~ ${CPIDValue}"
List<MutableIssue> jqlIssues = getIssuesFromJQL(jql)

if (jqlIssues) {
throw new InvalidInputException("Clarity Project ID already exists in issues: ${jqlIssues}")
return true

List<MutableIssue> getIssuesFromJQL(String jqlQuery) {
ApplicationUser user = ComponentAccessor.getJiraAuthenticationContext().getLoggedInUser()
IssueManager issueManager = ComponentAccessor.getIssueManager()
JqlQueryParser jqlQueryParser = ComponentAccessor.getComponent(JqlQueryParser.class)
SearchService searchService = ComponentAccessor.getComponent(SearchService.class)
Query query = jqlQueryParser.parseQuery(jqlQuery)
SearchResults searchResults =, query, PagerFilter.getUnlimitedFilter())
List<MutableIssue> mutableIssueList = searchResults.getResults().collect { issue -> issueManager.getIssueObject(issue.getId()) }
return mutableIssueList


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Oct 22, 2020

Hi @Lacey McDonnell

If I'm not wrong, you want to compare the field text/id which is entered during create/edit

but your current script will fetch the field value which is stored in the DB already

def CPID = customFieldManager.getCustomFieldObject("customfield_10210")
def CPIDValue = underlyingIssue?.getCustomFieldValue(CPID)
String jql = "\"Clarity Project ID\" ~ ${CPIDValue}"

so you may try this script with following lines

def CPID = getFieldByID("customfield_10210").formValue
String jql = "\"Clarity Project ID\" ~ ${CPID}"




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