Groovy script validator - Has at least one outward duplicate link

Hi everybody,

i'm using groovyrunner validator Has at least one outward duplicate link in a workflow transition. In the workflow screen i have added the linked issues field so i can create a link during transition.

The problem i have is that, if before transition i do not have a duplicate link transtion is never executed.

Is there a problem in linked issue field type?

In validation of custom fields for example i can enter values in transition screen and values are validated.

Thanx in advance,


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The sample code for validators (as opposed to conditions) doesn't work, because unlike other issue metadata the issueLinkManager doesn't report any links until the issue is committed to the database.

IMHO this is a jira bug, and the current links should be available by calling a method on the issue.

If you look at previous questions about this @Henning has found a way to do this using the servlet request, although this won't work for programmatic transitions, or remote API calls.

Got it,

Thanx Jamie

AAC got the wrong Henning, it's this one: @henning-tietgens

Henning Tietgens Community Champion Apr 02, 2013

Seems not to work :-) The second link is the same, it's not me :-)

I know, I gave up after the second link ;-) It's some inferior low-karma Henning!

Based on some help from Henning, I use the following validator script to check for one, and only one, duplicate link during our "Close as Duplicate" step/transition. We use JIRA 4.4.

def issueLinkManager = ComponentManager.getInstance().getIssueLinkManager()
// for version 5.0+
// import ComponentAccessor
//def issueLinkManager = ComponentAccessor.getIssueLinkManager()

def request = ActionContext.getRequest()
if (request) {
    // check for new duplicates link 
    linktype = request.getParameter('issuelinks-linktype')
    linkedIssue = request.getParameter('issuelinks-issues')
    reqLink = (linktype == 'duplicates' && linkedIssue)

// check for existing duplicates link
oldLink = issueLinkManager.getOutwardLinks(issue.getId())*'Duplicate')

// Transition requires one, and only one, duplicates link
// XOR reqLink and oldLink
if ( ! reqLink ^ oldLink ) invalidInputException = new InvalidInputException("Close as Duplicate requires One, and only One, link with type = 'duplicates'.

I am having a similar issue. I want to add a validator to the Create transition to check if Linked Issues has at least one issue with the "tests" link type. I.e. I'm trying to make sure a Test issue type can't be created unless it has been linked to at least one User Story. I tried the code above with "tests" but it doesn't work.

Well, it works, but it always fails validation, even when I have added a link type "tests" and selected an issue.

We are using JIRA 6.0.8.

Thanks in advance!


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