workflow condition on issue resolution trying to resolve issue

Hello! I'm trying to understand the workflow usage in this particular case:

For example, I'm trying to resolve an issue(though actually the case is more general and applies to any transition with field edit), and there is a screen associated with this transition where I can choose which resolution I want to pick

Now, before this transition Resolution was Unresolved. Is it possible to pose a Condition or Validation on this transition which checks what I entered in the Screen associated?

Because now, when I require that Resolution be non-empty, meaning that I should fill it in the Screen, the very transition is unavailable because, apparently, workflow checks the field condition before I attempt to make a transition

More general, is it possible to check something one enters on the Screen associated with a transition which allows/disallows consequent execution of that transition?

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I think what you are looking for is the workflow validators. Validators check the values entered in the screen and some more conditions if required and allow/disallow transition based on the result.

If you put the condition for the resolution to be non-empty, it will not allow the transition coz, the resolution is Unresolved.

You can put a validator to check if the resolution is non-empty and it will do the trick.

JIRA Suite utilities and Script runner plugin provides validators to do this.


Indeed - conditions are there to stop a user starting a transition, whereas validators are there to prevent bad data being logged - they block the transition after the user has entered data.

However, in the case of Resolution, you don't actually need anything.

If you put the resolution field on a transition screen, it gets filled in and saved - you don't need to check that it's been filled because it always is. (Resolution is the only off-the-shelf field that does this though)

Thank you, Vijay and Nic. Now I know the difference. But the set of options is drastically different. Can you hint me as to where I can find "field is equal to somevalue" validator?

The standard validators are quite limited in my opinion, and the first thing I usually do with a new Jira site is install the Jira Suite Utilities which adds a number of validators (and other stuff). It's free and can be used OnDemand. If that doesn't do what you need, check the marketplace for other plugins, there's quite a lot of very useful validators out there.

OK, thanks, I found Workflow Enhancer, which allows me to check field value, but is it possible to check whether the code was commited to repository in validator?

I've not worked with a validator that does that, so I don't have anything to point you at. I do know it's possible, because I did it for a client once (a very old version of Jira and a very clunky method, but it did work)

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