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Validate JQL result on issue creation

This is my scenario:

I need to do a JQL and get the number of results (done), if this number is grater than X number do not allow the creation of an issue.


This is my current (example) code:


import com.atlassian.jira.component.ComponentAccessor
import com.atlassian.jira.web.bean.PagerFilter

final String jqlSearch = 'project = "Sample Project"' // the jql query you want to search with

def user = ComponentAccessor.jiraAuthenticationContext.loggedInUser
def searchService = ComponentAccessor.getComponentOfType(SearchService)
SearchService.ParseResult parseResult = searchService.parseQuery(user, jqlSearch)
def total_issues = 0
if (parseResult.isValid()) {
try {
def results =, parseResult.query, PagerFilter.unlimitedFilter)
def issues = results.issues

issues.each {
return total_issues
} catch (SearchException e) {
} else {
print("Invalid query")
return null

if (total_issues >= 23){
return false

Right now is not working, I put this code on the 'Create' transition. 

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Answer accepted

Hi daniel,

Why dont use SearchService.searchCountOverrideSecurity(ApplicationUser searcher, Query query) method?

Which indeed returns the number of issues that matches the given query.

You code should looks like something like this (I've just type the code here so probably I missed something)

import com.atlassian.jira.component.ComponentAccessor
import com.atlassian.jira.jql.parser.JqlQueryParser
import com.atlassian.jira.web.bean.PagerFilter
import com.opensymphony.workflow.InvalidInputException

def jqlQueryParser = ComponentAccessor.getComponent(JqlQueryParser)
def searchService = ComponentAccessor.getComponent(SearchService)
def user = ComponentAccessor.getJiraAuthenticationContext().getUser()

// edit this query to suit
def query = jqlQueryParser.parseQuery("project = JRA and assignee = currentUser()")

def count = searchService.searchCountOverrideSecurity(user, query)

if(count >= 23 ) {
    throw new InvalidInputException("Too Many Issues")


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