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Make attachment mandatory at issue creation


Hello Atlassian heroes,

I would like to make attachments mandatory (under condition) at issue creation (Customer portal).

Here is my scenario : IF customfield1 = value1 AND customfield2 = value2 THEN attachment is mandatory.

To achieve this, I did create a "Simple Scripted Validator" at Create transition.

Here is my script :

import com.atlassian.jira.component.ComponentAccessor

def attachmentManager = ComponentAccessor.getAttachmentManager()
def hasAttachments = attachmentManager.getAttachments(issue).size() >= 1

if (cfValues['customfield1']?.value == "value1" && cfValues['customfield2']?.value == "value2" && !hasAttachments){
return false
} else {
return true

 I did also try this :

import com.atlassian.jira.issue.Issue;
import com.atlassian.jira.component.ComponentAccessor;
import com.atlassian.jira.issue.AttachmentManager;

def attachments = issue.getAttachments();

if (cfValues['customfield1']?.value == "value1" && cfValues['customfield2']?.value == "value2" && attachments.size() >= 1){
return false
} else {
return true

 But I got this kind of error :


Can you please help me achieve this ?


Jira Software version : 8.15.0

Jira Service Management version : 4.15.0

Script Runner version : 6.20.0



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Trudy Claspill
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Apr 16, 2021

I think you can find the answer in this post.

You may need to modify the code slightly to add the condition to require the attachments only when your custom field(s) are in the specified state.

Thanks a lot !!!

Here is the code that worked for me :

import com.atlassian.jira.component.ComponentAccessor
import com.atlassian.jira.issue.IssueFieldConstants
import com.atlassian.jira.issue.MutableIssue
import com.atlassian.jira.issue.attachment.FileSystemAttachmentDirectoryAccessor
import com.opensymphony.workflow.InvalidInputException

def attachmentDirectoryAccessor = ComponentAccessor.getComponent(FileSystemAttachmentDirectoryAccessor)
def temporaryAttachmentDirectory = attachmentDirectoryAccessor.getTemporaryAttachmentDirectory()

def mIssue = issue as MutableIssue

def attachmentNames = mIssue.getModifiedFields().get(IssueFieldConstants.ATTACHMENT)?.newValue

if(!attachmentNames) {
invalidInputException = new InvalidInputException("You must add an attachment")
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Trudy Claspill
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Apr 19, 2021

Credit goes to @Mark Markov and Ryot for working out the code.

@Aimane SBAI I am curious, how did you wrap the code that you said works for you above into the logic you were using for initially checking against a custom field?  I have the same use case as you (or so I think), where if Custom Field A = Value B, then attachment needs to be required on create.  I read the code above, but can't seem to see where it's checking against a custom field value prior to executing the attachment logic.

Any input would be greatly appreciated!

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