JIRA workflow condition/Validator/Post Function to force PR creation if issue have commits


I need to force developer to create a pull request if they have some changes on code. I need a validator or post function to check the issues if it has any related commits and based on that ask(if validator) for PR creation or open PR creation form (if Post Function) during issue transition.

Are there any plugin or workarounds to achieve this?

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Gonchik Tsymzhitov Community Champion Dec 27, 2016

Hi Ansar, 

I have written own validator learn tutorial from Atlassian Developer site. 

public class CommitValidator implements Validator {
private final ValidatorUtils validatorUtils;
private final I18nHelper i18n;
private final WorkflowActionsBean workflowActionsBean = new WorkflowActionsBean();
private static Logger log = LoggerFactory.getLogger("ru.team365.jira.plugins.jira.workflow.validator");

public CommitValidator(ValidatorUtils validatorUtils, @ComponentImport I18nHelper i18n) {
this.validatorUtils = validatorUtils;
this.i18n = i18n;

public void validate(Map transientVars, Map args, PropertySet propertySet)
throws InvalidInputException, WorkflowException {
Issue issue = (Issue) transientVars.get("issue");
List<Resolution> protectedResolutions = validatorUtils.getResolutions(args);
SearchService searchService = ComponentAccessor.getComponent(SearchService.class);
User user = ComponentAccessor.getJiraAuthenticationContext().getUser().getDirectoryUser();
String jqlQuery = String.format("issue in (%s) AND issue.property[development].commits > 0", issue.getKey());
SearchService.ParseResult parseResult = searchService.parseQuery(user, jqlQuery);
long resultsCount = 0;

if (parseResult.isValid()) {
try {
Query query = parseResult.getQuery();
resultsCount = searchService.searchCount(user, query);
if (protectedResolutions.contains(issue.getResolutionObject())) {
if (resultsCount == 0) {
throw getException(transientVars, IssueFieldConstants.RESOLUTION,
} catch (SearchException e) {
log.error("Error running search", e);
} else {
log.warn("Error parsing jqlQuery: " + parseResult.getErrors());
private InvalidInputException getException(Map transientVars, String field, String key) {
InvalidInputException invalidInputException = new InvalidInputException();
if (isFieldOnScreen(transientVars, field)) {
invalidInputException.addError(field, i18n.getText(key));
} else {
return invalidInputException;
private boolean isFieldOnScreen(Map transientVars, String field) {
if (transientVars.containsKey("descriptor") && transientVars.containsKey("actionId")) {
WorkflowDescriptor workflowDescriptor = (WorkflowDescriptor) transientVars.get("descriptor");
Integer actionId = (Integer) transientVars.get("actionId");
ActionDescriptor actionDescriptor = workflowDescriptor.getAction(actionId.intValue());
FieldScreen fieldScreen = workflowActionsBean.getFieldScreenForView(actionDescriptor);
if (fieldScreen != null) {
for (FieldScreenTab tab : fieldScreen.getTabs()) {
for (FieldScreenLayoutItem fieldScreenLayoutItem : tab.getFieldScreenLayoutItems()) {
if (field.equals(fieldScreenLayoutItem.getFieldId())) {
return true;
return false;


Now, it works. 



Hi Gonchik

Thanks for your comment, Can you provide more information about it? I'm not familiar enough with scripting in Atlassian products, so I can't resolve errors like this:

The script could not be compiled: org.codehaus.groovy.control.MultipleCompilationErrorsException: startup failed:
Script6.groovy: 1: unable to resolve class Validator 
 @ line 1, column 1.

Which Validator should I use for runnig this?

Gonchik Tsymzhitov Community Champion Dec 27, 2016

Sorry, for my miscommunication. 

This is some java plugin not groovy script. 

I have used this tutorial  http://jiradev.com/workflow-validator.html





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