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Validator for specific issue type

As far as I can see a validator for a workflow transition always executes regardless of the issue type. Is it possible to execute a validation only for specific issue types?

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If you associate different workflows with different issue types, then you can have different validators for them.

A validator always checks on a transition though, so if you want one workflow that behaves differently according to issue type, you'll need code, as you'll want to include "check issue type" as part of the validator.

Different workflows creates a lot of maintenance. We already have several projects based on SCRUM in which we try to keep the workflow as general as possible. 

If we "code" a custom validator, can we use that in the Cloud version? Do you have any references for a documentation on how to do this?


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Coding is heavily limited in Cloud - there's no add-ons that I know of that can do conditions coding really. 


AFAIK, you need "Script Validator --> Simple Script Validator"

if( == 'Bug' || == 'Enhancement'){
(Your code)



From which add-on?

I ask because there's several.  Also, ScriptRunner is not (yet) for Cloud, as tagged in the question.  Although I should have said that earlier.

We run JIRA in the cloud. ScriptRunner is not available. Any other add-ons which can do this in the cloud?

Sorry guys, I am not aware of the JIRA cloud.

Not only Cloud, Script Runner has a potential risk about security. Admin guys can use this plugin to fake user, no log to trace back. That's why I have to uninstall it on my JIRA server.

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