Behaviors: how to make checkbox custom field options hide/visible depending on selected checkboxes inside of the field.

Hi, Folks!
You know, I'm trying to make some checkboxes hidden when I select specific checkboxes of the field.
For example, I have:
"Custom Field" - checkbox type
"A","B","C","D" - the values of this field.
IF I select values "A"&"B" so that values "C" & "D" should be hidden.
How can I solve it is?
Please help me.
Many thanks for advice.

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This isn't really possible through behaviours, its only possible to hide the complete field not specific checkboxes within it. 

Although as a workaround you could use two separate checkboxes and have this script on the checkbox field which contains "A" and "B" and "C" and "D" are on a completely different field. It sounds like they are kind of independent anyway.

import com.onresolve.jira.groovy.user.FieldBehaviours
import groovy.transform.BaseScript

@BaseScript FieldBehaviours fieldBehaviours

// this field contains boxes A and B
def checkboxField = getFieldById(getFieldChanged())

// This contains boxes C and D
def otherCheckboxField = getFieldByName("Other Checkbox")

def values = checkboxField.getValue() as List<String>

if (values.containsAll(["A", "B"])) {
    // hide field containing C and D when A and B selected

Hi @Adam Markham [Adaptavist], just wanted to clarify:


Is it not possible to hide checkbox field options at all, or only in the use case presented in the question?


I can use the script below to hide options on a Select field using the Behaviours initializer, but it doesn't work when applied to a checkbox field. I thought they were controlled by same Options classes? Please excuse me if I'm using incorrect nomenclature.

def formField = getFieldByName("Some field");
def customField = customFieldManager.getCustomFieldObject(formField.getFieldId());
def config = customField.getRelevantConfig(getIssueContext());
def options = optionsManager.getOptions(config);

def optionsMap = options.findAll {
    it.value in ["Some option"] 
}.collectEntries {
        (it.optionId.toString()) : it.value




Do we know if Adaptavist has thise feature in future roadmap to hide options on checkboxes using behaviors ?

try this

import com.onresolve.jira.groovy.user.FieldBehaviours
import com.atlassian.jira.bc.project.component.ProjectComponent
import com.atlassian.jira.ComponentManager
import groovy.transform.BaseScript
import static com.atlassian.jira.issue.IssueFieldConstants.*
import com.atlassian.jira.component.ComponentAccessor
import com.opensymphony.workflow.InvalidInputException

@BaseScript FieldBehaviours fieldBehaviours

def A= getFieldById("customfield_10109")
def B= getFieldById("customfield_10120")
def C= getFieldById("customfield_10018")
def D= getFieldById("customfield_10019")
def E= getFieldById("customfield_10201")
//def F= getFieldById("customfield_10124")
//def G= getFieldById("customfield_10203")
//def H= getFieldById("customfield_10204")
//def I= getFieldById("customfield_10201")
//def F= getFieldById("customfield_10206")
//def J= getFieldById("customfield_10205")

if (A.getValue() == "aaaa"){
if (A.getValue() == null){

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