Conditions on ScriptRunner behavior are not applied

Sander Spoelstra March 4, 2023


I'm working a lot with behaviors and one of the more simple behaviors I have configured now seems to not apply the configured validator / condition. I'm rather stumped by this as it isn't a complex script nor is the behavior some oddity.


What I'm trying to achieve is:

  • Make two fields mandatory based off the value of a third field
  • Only have this applied to the transition that has a screen with those fields 

The behavior I've configured for this is:


In the workflow itself, only the field 'Release Notes Needed' is set as mandatory field. The others are not configured in any validator:

transition validator.png

There is one other behavior for this field, but this only sets the field to read-only (except for some groups):
read-only behavior.png



Unfortunately, this behavior now also apply when I for example 'edit' the issue:edit issue.png


Long story short: am I doing something wrong? Is this a bug in ScriptRunner? Am I missing some crucial configuration?

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Rik de Valk
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March 4, 2023

Hi @Sander Spoelstra , I would suggest using a scripted validatior instead of a Behavior. You can read more about these here: 

Sander Spoelstra March 5, 2023

Thanks! I know this is possible and have build other scripts before. This does not settle my curiosity though as to why the above doesn´t work? If I limit the behavior to a single workflow action, then it shouldn't apply to edit, or am I missing something about how behaviors work?


Also, a fullblown script seems a bit overkill when a behavior could potentially do the same.

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February 8, 2024

@Sander Spoelstra  - Did you resolve this? Im having the same issue

SKAdmin May 21, 2024

Also running into this problem, seems like a bug of some sort, as my field is showing a required for all users regardless of the condition. 

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