Is there a way to force a format input for a custom field?

We have a text filed that we are entering a series of coordinates in.  We are having a problem with people entering the order, or format, correctly.  I am wondering if there is a way to reject the field input if it doesn't match the defined criteria. 

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A couple of ways to do this:

  • Restrict that Custom Field to be edited in a transition screen only (remove it from the Edit Screen) then put some validations in the post-function to reject the value if it's not correct (I guess a script runner or JIRA Misc Workflow)
  • Create a JavaScript/jQuery in the Custom Field's description field which will do what you want.

 

Steven Behnke Community Champion Dec 16, 2015

I'd like to second Gabrielle's recommendation. Specifically in this case, I would use a *Regular Expression Validator* provided by Misc Workflow Extensions to enforce your custom format. Using Javascript to validate is not ideal as it can be easily bypassed.

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