Make time spent mandatory for group of developers

Hi all,

In our workflow (JIRA 6.3.3), we would to ensure that when a developer resolves the issue, he logs Time Spent. However, since partners also can resolve issues, they are not obliged to record time. So, we would like to add validation like this:

If user in group <developers> then Time Spent cannot be null at Resolve action.

We tried JIRA Behaviors plugin, but it looks like cannot deal with Time Spent field.

What is the best way (Ideally if one can provide an example) to implement this check?

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I'd use the script runner to write a "validator" - it should be easy to pick out the current user's group (or role?  Roles are better and easier to use than groups) and whether their update includes Time Spent data.

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You can use the "Field has been modified" validator or the "Field is Required Validator" validator, or both.

Um, that only gets part of the requirement (what about the type of user?), and can't handle "Time Spent" anyway.

Ooops! You are right, Nic. I didn't notice this detail! These validators worked fine on my workflows, but I hadn't the user restriction.

We've all jumped down the wrong bunny hole at times ;-)

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You can have 2 resolve transitions, one visible only to "developers" and another visible only to "partners".

On the "Resolve" transition visible to developers, you can use a workflow validator to make sure "timeSpent" is not empty.

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