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How to validate the spaces in the text filed

Hello Community,

How can i do this one with script runner or any other way. 


I have text custom field "project" and it has string limit of 16 characters or less(Done with script runner behaviors). When the user enter the input with any spaces eg: "project name" then its should throw an error for the space in the text field.

The final input should be only once character not two. eg : "projectname".

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Antoine Berry Community Leader May 23, 2019

Hi @niranjan ,

You can use this snippet : 

def textField = getFieldById("customfield_11000")
def textFieldValue = textField.getValue()
if (textFieldValue.contains(" ")){
textField.setError("this field can not contain spaces.")
else {


Hi @Antoine Berry  Thank you for the script. Should i use the behaviors to execute this script or any other option. 

Antoine Berry Community Leader May 24, 2019

You can save as is, the script since the getValue() method will return a string, you can use contains().

Yes behaviours is the right option, make sure you have updated the field id or use 




@Antoine Berry  Thank you its worked.

Like Antoine Berry likes this

Just adding to this, I used the script below to see if Summary field has spaces. (Summary is not a custom field and answer above was not working for me). Returns true/false for Simple Scripted Validator. Note the exclamation point in front.

import com.atlassian.jira.component.ComponentAccessor
import com.atlassian.jira.config.IssueTypeManager

!issue.summary.contains(" ")

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