How do I make a "Locked" field a required field for a certain Issue type?

Ikem Abellon February 25, 2020


I'm trying to make "Sprint" a required filed for a certain issue type - bug. I figured out already that in-order to make a field required for a certain issue type, the "screens" and "fields" should be aligned as so not to affect the others.

Upon checking the Sprint field on the "fields" - there was no option to make it required unlike the others, I also noticed that there is a "Locked" beside Sprint. 


Is there a way we can make Sprint required even if it's locked? 



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Ollie Guan
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February 26, 2020

Hi @Ikem Abellon ,

First of all, I don't think it's a good practice to make sprint a required item when creating Issue. You can find a discussion of this issue in the community in the following post.

Secondly, if you have to do this, you can try to add validators to the creation of the workflow.


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Ashkan Malekly
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February 26, 2020

@Ikem Abellon  Hiii

If you are the administrator of Jira and can change the workflow, I suggest you make a parallel transition and in the condition choose Scripted (Groovy) Condition (JMWE add-on) and in Groovy script write "issue.get("issuetype")?.name == "Bug"".  And then in validator choose field required (sprint) and make a screen in transition that shows sprint field. So this transition is just for Bug issue type (Of course in main transition you should make a condition that if the issue type is not bug) .

Another way is to make a copy of the workflow and assign it just to your Bug issue type.

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Ryan April 24, 2024

@Ollie Guan 
Hi there
can you please tell me how you set that validation?
the only validation I can set is about user permission.

Thank you for your help in advance

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