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Is it possible to have a required field based on a condition?

We have a complex employee change system setup and I would like to set required checklists based on what is selected in another field. So if option A is selected in field 1, require field 2 be filled out. If option B is selected in field 1, require field 3 be filled out.

I have used validators to set required fields in the past. Would something like the above be possible using validators and/or automation rules.


For additional information, we have both Jira Automation Suite (JSU) and Automation for Jira installed. 

2 answers

Hi Ryan,

Yes it's possible.  However, I would recommend using JMWE, Power Scripts or Scriptrunner which provide you with the option to have scripts.  We have all of them (including JSU) and I don't see the option on JSU.

What you need to do is to have a scripted validator (SIL or groovy) and return false or true values. 

if (option==b){
if (field_1== null || field_3==null){
return false; // one of them was left empty so an error message will display
else {
return true; // the field 1 and 3 has data so it passes the condition.


I hope you get the idea. 



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Olga Videc Community Leader Jun 18, 2021

Hello @Ryan Rosenthal 

You can add conditions to transition and combine them with validators.

But you would need to create 2 transitions from the same statuses because conditions will not show the transition if the conditions aren't fulfilled. You can have multiple transitions with same name.

Example from Open -> In Progress

First transition 

   Add a condition to transition - Value filed (JSU) option A is selected in field 1 

   Add desired validators

Second transition

   Add a condition to transition - Value filed (JSU) option B is selected in field 2

   Add desired validators


BR, Olga

Thank you Olga,


I saw that in the JSU options and was thinking that might work. I'll give that a try. 

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