Behavior plugin: How do i make a field read only based on status or on transition?

Am trying to change the behavior of a date field to read only once the issue type has gone passed a certain status or on transition. Doesn't look like its possible using UI - when i add condition true for workflow step= "Open" then the field is read only on issue create as well as when editing.

Maybe usig script? and if so, any examples you can provide?


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You can make a field readonly using a Java script.


var FieldToBeMadeReadonly = document.getElementById('customfield_xxxxx');

FieldToBeMadeReadonly.disabled = true;

FieldToBeMadeReadonly.readonly = true;

Note: Make sure that you set the field parameter to false just before you submit the forms, else the field's value will be cleared. (You can refer the below script for the same)

var currentForm = document.getElementById('issue-workflow-transition');
currentForm.onsubmit = function()
FieldToBeMadeReadonly.disabled = false;
FieldToBeMadeReadonly.disabled =false;

We've disabled the plugin to work on other developments but can't wait to test this - Thank you!

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