Mandatory Fields for a Transition


I put validators for certain fields during some transitions in my JIRA workflow.

Those fields are mandatory only on the resolve screen.

It works well however users are frustrated that there is no red star indicating it is mandatory on those screens.

Is there any way to make the star show up on those screens?



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Joseph Pitt Community Champion Mar 10, 2015


Yes you can! But maybe you gonna have a bad time implementing this feature. The only way that a figured out is using Behavior add-on. You can use something like:

getFieldById("customfield_10301").setRequired(true) //will make this CF mandatory with stars

If you need some help to use behavior please check this link:

I just tested this with custom fields and it works great!!! However I don't know how to do it for fix version/s. Any ideas?

You can get the field by name... getFieldByName("Fix Version'/s").setR.....


Can you tell me which JIRA version you are using? Because I get errors when trying to use validators. (see

I'm using version 6.3. The validators are working well for me.

Which 6.3 exactly? We habe 6.3.13 and trying to use a validator priority!=average does not work.

We are using 6.3.15

There is something wrong your validator It would be more something like issue.priorityId != '4' where 4 would be the id of average.

Thanks for help. I got it working with issue.getPriorityObject().getName().equals("None")

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