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JIRA & ScriptRunner Cloud: How to make field "Story Points" read-only?

I used an automation described here: to automatically sum up the Story Points on my Stories and update the linked Epic.

I would now like to make the "Story Points" field on the Epic read-only so that nobody accidentially overwrite the automated summing up from the Stories.

I did a little research and saw that this could be achieved with ScriptRunner Behaviours, but that is only available for the Server version, not the Cloud. So I am wondering whether there's a different alternative for the Cloud version or any other possibility how I can make the "Story Points" field on Epics read-only?

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Hi @Sabine Do-Thuong - If your Story points of Stories sum up to Epic, then remove the Story points field from your Epic's edit and create screen which will make them read only. You need to have it on view screen though. You do not have script runner behaviors in JIRA Cloud. 

@Niranjan thanks for your hint. I just tried it. It works well for the old issue view. The problem is that with the new issue view there is only one screen to view and edit, see also:

Because of this missing separation of screen your suggestion unfortunately doesn't work.

Daniel Ebers Community Leader Jun 27, 2021

@Sabine Do-ThuongJust tested. The suggestion from Niranjan works well as of today in Jira Cloud.

I did the following:

- created a new screen (a copy of an existing) where the field which should not be to edited by the users is removed
- assigned the new (copied) screen to the project's corresponding Screen Scheme (assigned the issue action of edit to the new screen)

It works as intended.

For the link you cited, yes, there is a change that happened on Jira Cloud - I just can interpret it in a way that screens are "initially" the same, but you can adjust and make your requirement happen - just give it a test, it works.

@Daniel Ebers thanks for your input. I just tried it out and it still doesn't work for me. Here are two screenshots that maybe illustrate better what I mean:

Old issue view:

Screenshot 2021-06-28 092416.png

New issue view:

Screenshot 2021-06-28 092424.png

So the behaviour works as expected on the old issue view, but it does not work on the new issue view?

Daniel Ebers Community Leader Jun 28, 2021

That's weird, in my tests it was displayed but I could not change the value for the field. So you are saying that you can edit "Story Points" in New Issue View although you have a separate screen for "Edit" which is indeed not enlisting the field in your configuration?

If this is a "yes" then our instances differ in behaviour.

Yes @Daniel Ebers, that is exactly what I was trying to explain. I have 2 different screens, one for "View" and one for "Create" and "Edit" - the Story Point is only configured for the "View" screen, but not for the other. It works properly with the old issue view. But on the new issue view I can nevertheless edit the "Story Points" field. 

I am afraid - I cannot reproduce this on my Jira Cloud instance - maybe other Community members can confirm further on what they are seeing.
Sorry to hear it did not work out for your configuration.

Jimmy Seddon Community Leader Jun 28, 2021

Hi @Sabine Do-Thuong,

I took a quick look through Atlassian's public bug tracker, and it looks like this has been reported here:

I'd recommend voting on this issue and adding any details that are specific to your use case on that bug.

Sorry I can't offer any more help!


Thanks @Jimmy Seddon for this hint. This exactly describes my problem. I apologize for not doing a more thorough research. I just put my vote on this ticket. Hopefully it's going to be fixed in the future.

Thanks again,


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