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Workflow Validator Not Working As Expected

clem Jun 09, 2016

I am try to create a workflow validator but instead of getting the message I put in my code I get 

This is my code:

import com.atlassian.jira.component.ComponentAccessor
import com.atlassian.jira.issue.link.IssueLinkManager
import com.opensymphony.workflow.InvalidInputException
import com.atlassian.jira.issue.IssueFieldConstants
import com.opensymphony.workflow.InvalidInputException
import webwork.action.ActionContext

def issueLinkManager = ComponentAccessor.getComponent(IssueLinkManager)
log.error("Outward Link: " + issueLinkManager.getOutwardLinks(issue.getId()).size())
log.error("Inward Link: " + issueLinkManager.getOutwardLinks(issue.getId()).size())
log.error("All Links: " + issueLinkManager.getIssueLinks(issue.getId()).size())

if (issueLinkManager.getOutwardLinks(issue.getId()).size() > 0){
throw new InvalidInputException("You cannot delete an issue with 1 or more links.")
}

 

Instead it gives me:

It seems that you have tried to perform an illegal workflow operation.

If you think this message is wrong, please contact your JIRA administrators.

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Robert Dzido Jun 09, 2016

Do you have any screen configured in your transition?

If you don't have any, message is a little confusing. When you add a screen it will look much better.

 

You can also use Workflow PowerBox Plugin which delivers "Number of related issues validator" you can configure without scripting smile

clem Jun 14, 2016

Thanks.  I can see the error I throw now with my transitions screen.

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JamieA Jun 13, 2016

As Robert says, you get this message if you try to add a validator and there is no screen configured. Possibly it only happens when you specify that the error message should be associated with a field. It's a JIRA bug.

Azfar Masut Jul 11, 2018 • edited

Hey Jamie,

Do you know of anyway to remove the default error messages? I want only the message configured in the scripted validators to be shown. Not using condition for this as I want the transition for the workflow to be shown. Using condition will just hide the transition for users outside those roles, can be confusing for new users

 

2018-07-11 16_02_43-Workflow Error - JIRA Development.png

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Arjun Hazari Mar 28, 2019

Yes @Robert Dzido  is right on the screen also you can post the error message

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