Behaviours - differentiate between creation and editing of an issue

Hello,

 

I would like a section of my Behaviours script to apply only to newly created issues, and not to issues being edited. How can I specify this?

 

Thanks in advance!

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Jenna Davis Community Champion Dec 18, 2017

Hello, 

You can use 'getActionName()' to tell what action you are currently in. For the 'Create' action, you would do something like this:

getActionName() == "Create"

For example, here's a simple behaviour that will set the description to 'Hello' on create. 

def field = getFieldById("description")
if(getActionName() == "Create"){
field.setFormValue("Hello")
}

Hope this helps! Let me know if you have any other questions. 

Jenna 

Hi Jenna,

Thanks, that's very useful to know.

 

For my particular solution I ended up doing this, in order to check whether the field in the edit view was different from the value stored in the database:

 

//grab due date in edit view
def dueDate = getFieldById(getFieldChanged());

//grab current due date from database
CustomField currentDueDate = customFieldManager.getCustomFieldObject('customfield_10025');
String currentDueDateAsString = (underlyingIssue?.getCustomFieldValue(currentDueDate) as Date)?.dateString;

//check if date was changed in edit view
if(!dueDate?.value || (dueDate?.value as Date)?.dateString != currentDueDateAsString) {
    
    //require reason box so that user is forced to enter text
    reasonBox.setRequired(true);
}

As this differentiation turned out to be more relevant than whether the issue was newly created or not.

 

But I find this information very useful, so thanks again.

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