Is there a way to add the required field asterisk to the screen?

This question is in reference to Atlassian Documentation: How to make JIRA applications fields required in a workflow transition

I've added a Validator to a Transition and the validation works, but there isn't a "required field" asterisk on the screen so my team doesn't know the field is required on this transition until they attempt to submit it and they receive an error. Is there any trick to getting an asterisk to appear on the Screen even though the field is only required in order to successfully transition to the next Status? 

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Steven Behnke Community Champion Oct 26, 2016

No, this is not currently possible in JIRA Cloud. JIRA Server customers rely on Javascript hacks to accomplish this.

Thank you for the quick response.

I did'nt find any Javascript hack, does anyboy know where i can find an example?

I have an approach that works for me on JIRA Server:

  • ScriptRunner for JIRA plugin (Server Only, Paid)
    • ScriptRunner for JIRA provides a module called "Behaviors"
  • JIRA Suite Utilities plugin (Free)
    • JIRA Suite Utilities provides a Validator class, "Field Required"
  1. Add a new behavior, call it something like "global-field-required-behavior"
  2. Set the mapping for this behavior to be All Projects and All Issue Types
  3. Edit the behavior and click Enable on Use Validator Plugin
  4. Use the "Field Required" validator when making required fields on a workflow

All required fields will have the desired asterisk when using the workflow validator.

I've bought "Jira Workflow Essentials". This plugin shows asteriks when using the field required function.


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