How to set a field is required when another field value is set?

Hi, i have this request:

If "Fix Version" has value then some custom fields (more than one) are required

else they are optional field.

I have been looking round and round, i cannot find any clue.

Can anybody help me out?

3 answers

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You need some code to do this.

To do it properly, you'll need to find or write a "validator" that you can add to your workflow - see - I'd recommend a look at the "Jira scripting plugin" because it can simplify stuff like this and save you having to write swathes of plugins

You can also try to do this in javascript, but that won't work in later versions of Jira and the users can quite easily bypass it.

Ya, i have tried to use javascipt. It is working on Google Chrome but not IE7, my company is using IE7.

I am feeling so depressed.

I will try other method that you mentioned, thanks.

The validator method is the better way to do it anyway, as it can't be bypassed.

You should be aware that your company needs to move off IE7 as well - it's obsolete, insecure and unsupported by an increasing number of applications (including the Atlassian suite)

The possibility of moving off from IE7 is not likely because a lot of applications in my company are developed long time ago and using IE7.

But thanks for your help. I think validator is a better idea.

We had exactly the same problem: Dependency between two fields. One field has to contain a date if another field (select list) has the value set to "yes".

Fortunately we use the Scriptrunner (Groovy) already a lot and it solved also this requirement with some if-else lines of groovy-code. So if you (or someone close to you) have/has knowledge in JAVA/Groovy I'd definitely recommend to use that way - it works also in IE :-)


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Renjith Pillai Community Champion Oct 14, 2012

And did you get a chance to look at Jamie's behaviour plugin?

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