How to add a condition for a custom option list field in Jira and test if the field has the default None value?

I want to add a condition in an workflow to not allow to go further if a custom field of type option list has the default value, value that is None (not the None string).

I tried to add condition != None (as String) and it failed.

It is funny but I wasn't able to locate documentation regarding the values.

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Mizan Community Champion Jun 11, 2012

we cannot use != to compare strings.

Thanks, but I was looking for a solution, not a confirmation that this doesn't work :)

Mizan Community Champion Jun 11, 2012

Your question gives very less idea about your problem , can you elaborate ?

are you creating a plugin ?

can you post little more code ?

do you get any compilation errors or runtime exceptions ?

AFAIK there are plenty of documents available on creating a workflow condition ( plugin or script)

you should even refer this answer by Nic Brough

It's only about jira 3.x configuration, it's not about plugins. I added a screenshot with the Add condition fields. The problem is that I don't know how to configure the condition to check if the field is not set to default value, which is None (not None string).

Mizan Community Champion Jun 12, 2012

I have never used 3.x its a very old version of Jira . Try using -1 instead of None in the value field . This is just a wild guess hope it helps .

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