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Hide system fields using behaviour


Hello Guys,

I need to hide system fields like "Time Tracking", "Linked Issues", "Fix Version/s", "Epic Link" using behaviour. Is it something we can do ? If yes, please suggest.


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Yes that's possible.

You can either use the form-base configuration in behavior and select those fields.

Or if you want to access them via scripts, you'll use the getFieldById() method.

There are different ways to identify the field id. I personally like to just examine the page html using the browser developer tools. Open the form with the field you want to hide, right-click on the field and select inspect.

For example, doing that on the fix version, you will see something like this:

2021-03-25 09_14_48-DevTools - projects.qad.com_secure_RapidBoard.jspa_rapidView=1124&quickFilter=73.png

I have highlighted where I found the field ID.

You can also use the form-base configuration, add the field and save, then examine the behaviour rest output:


 It will show you the fields you selected and their ids

Hey Peter,

That worked like a charm, you saved my day. :)

Thanks a lot !!

Hey @Peter-Dave Sheehan ,It worked (Inspect thing) for all other fields correctly & guess where it didn't work, fixVersions field is not getting hidden with it, I tried to hide with both methods getFieldByID() & getFieldByName() but no success, anything that you could think off ?

Any errors in your atlassian-jira.log file when you open your create form and expect the field to be hidden?

It should definitely work with getFieldById('fixVersions')

fixversion.JPGhey @Peter-Dave Sheehan There is no error as such, but somehow its not working. I just noticed that upon clinking inspect, Fix Version field is not showing field ID like yours, for other fields it does show to me as well.

Probably a difference in jira version or version field display configuration difference.

Try this:

In behaviours, add the fixVersion Field and save your behaviour.

2021-03-30 10_15_46-Edit Behaviour_ test.png

Look at the URL

2021-03-30 10_16_59-Edit Behaviour_ test.png

Now, change the plugins/sevlet/scriptrunner/admin/behaviours/edit part of the URL with wih rest/scriptrunner/behaviour/latest/config

2021-03-30 10_18_40-.png

This will show you exactly what your field ID is.

If your script still doesn't work with that id, you'll have to share your full script for debugging.

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