can I create an approval with validator function? Edited

I tried but it doesnt work.

after config the approval function, when approver click the approve button, the status will change without doing validator checking.

2 answers

It would have been much easier to help you if you could give us some information.

Is this Apporve button a workflow transition?

Can you please show us your code?

Thanks!

Shaakunthala

Screen Shot 2017-08-01 at 1.10.20 PM.pngthe approval is set in the status,

the validator is set in the transition(IT approved).

However, the validator doesn't work. Jira ignores the validator.

This is new to me, as I haven't used ServiceDesk.

I tried to re-create your problem, and instead of a simple validator I used a script validator. 

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After approving a test issue, validator status was still shown as "Has not run yet.", which means JIRA bypasses validators in case of approvals.

So, the answer to your question is No. A workaround may be possible - but there will be compromises.

Shaakunthala

Susan Hauth Community Champion Aug 01, 2017

Did you try using a condition instead of a validator?

tried. condition doesnt work too.

Although approvals and workflow transitions look visually similar to the end user, JIRA internally organizes approvals in a different way (meta data tags in workflow XML rather than action). I think this gives an indication that conditions and validators won't work here.

What you can do here is, forget approvals feature and create your own transitions called Approve/ Decline. If you have Script Runner add-on you can write a custom validator for 'x number of approvers' feature too.

Thanks.

Shaakunthala

But I want to let the approver receive email to notify him to approve. the approver is set by the customer using custom field.

How can i do that?

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