The Behaviours plugin disables inline edit :(

I thought I had a major breakthrough for my QA team when I discovered the Behaviours plugin has long been installed on our instance yet totally unused. Finally, I could populate the Description field of bugs with QA's Steps to Reproduce template!!

Alas, it appears that adding a Behaviour to a field disables inline editing of that field from the View Issue screen.

I would really really like to give Bug Descriptions a default value without having to sacrifice inline editing. How can I do that?

Jira 7.1.9 ScriptRunner 4.3.5

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Hi Todd,

In your version of ScriptRunner, inline editing is automatically disabled when a behavior is added to a field and the user won't be able to use the field on the view screen. One workaround provided is to manually set the field to be editable by placing code like this in the Initialiser Function of the behaviour:

def descField = getFieldById("description")


Woohoo! That's perfect! Thank you, Josh. The team is singing your praises.

Hi Josh,

Somehow Behaviour Initialiser script is NOT enabling inline edit required for "Summary and Description" fields in Jira.

Description Field Behaviour Inline Editing Screen.PNGPlease refer the attached screen shot where my behaviour script is written using SR version 4.3.16 inside my Jira s/w version 7.2.7



Even I tried with "current user is reporter" condition added into under "When" and Jira issue was reported by me and still inline edit is disabled...

I would like give permission of Inline Edit to change both Summary and Description fields ONLY to Reporter of the issue in my Jira project.

def desc = getFieldById("description")

Lower-case 'd' for 'description', perhaps?


Even I tried with description and summary with first letter Lower case before.

it's not working...

- Manju

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