Behaviours and templates with new lines

ScriptRunner's Behaviours feature is great for setting default values for system fields such as Description. The documenation at https://scriptrunner.adaptavist.com/latest/jira/behaviours-overview.html#_setting_a_default_description is detailed but we're having trouble preserving new lines in the text.

The example in the doc has some cryptic replacing of whitespace (what's that about?) but what character should be used for a plain old new line in the text?

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Hi Matt... the example you point to in the docs shows setting a multiline description using the groovy triple quote for a multiline string. Doesn't that work for you?

For a single line string you should be able to use the normal newline character: \n. 

The example in the doc has some cryptic replacing of whitespace (what's that about?)

Yeah I had doubts about having that in the example. Basically it just removes leading whitespace. If that wasn't there either the lines in the description would have a leading tab or two, or I would have to put the multiline string in column 1 in the example, which looks a bit pony. So it's just a stylistic thing in the code.

If this is not working can you let me know the JIRA version and the type of field that you're setting - is it the description?


hi @Jamie Echlin (Adaptavist) , the example in the documentation (https://scriptrunner.adaptavist.com/latest/jira/behaviours-overview.html#_setting_a_default_description) works. tried both triple quote as well as \n for single string and it's working fine.

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