How to write a validator in JIRA?

Hello All,

I want to write validator that check if all linked issues have one special resolution.

I have tried using "Script Validator" but I don't know how to do this.

Can anyone help me?

Greetz Nils

2 answers

Hey Nils,

You can use these tutorials here to write your own plugin validator.

If not use the script runner plugin

Your code will look something like this.

Collection<IssueLink> links = ComponentAccessor.getIssueLinkManager().getInwardLinks(issue.getId());

for(IssueLink link:links){

Issue linkedIssue = link.getSourceObject();


return false;






Using the following code you approach further

import com.atlassian.jira.component.ComponentAccessor;
import java.util.Collection;
import com.atlassian.jira.issue.Issue;
import com.opensymphony.workflow.InvalidInputException;
IssueLinkManager ilm=ComponentAccessor.getIssueLinkManager();

JiraAuthenticationContext authContext=ComponentAccessor.getJiraAuthenticationContext();

LinkCollection lc=ilm.getLinkCollection(issue, authContext.getLoggedInUser());

Collection&lt;Issue&gt; issues=lc.getAllIssues();
InvalidInputException e=new InvalidInputException();
for(Issue issue: issues)
   if(issue.getResolutionObject().getName().equals("&lt;specific name&gt;")==false){
e.addError("Resolution should be &lt;specific name&gt; for all linked issues");
   throw e;

you can do more customizations like by placing all issues in a collection(which are having resolution other than your specific name) and throw as error message.

Also go through my answers in

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