Is there a way to easily require a Comment upon "assign"

Hello, I am looking for a way to require a Comment whenever an issue is assigned. I have seen a workaround by turning off the "Global Assign" functionality and then creating new transitions that include a required field but hoping there is an easier/quicker solution that does not involve Global Settings in JIRA 5.2 or 6?

Thanks in advance for any help


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Timothy Chin Community Champion Aug 09, 2013

What you're doing is right. All you need to do is get the "Field Required" validator ( If i'm not mistaken, it does that. If not, try this (

Instead of turning off Global Assign functionality you could use workflow properties on each step.

jira.permission.assign = denied (for details see here)

Beside that you could proceed as Timothy described,

Thanks Timothy and Udo!

Thank you for the nudge in the right direction regarding JiraSuiteUtilities...however it seems I can look for null at any field except "comment". I wil try to socialize changing the field to something else that I can modify and make this viable to make mandatory for each assign operation.

Not sure what to do with: jira.permission.assign = denied (for details see here)

It seems that this would disable comments from being shown/made and then allow me to insert my new field with the above workaround...?



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