Check the selection of a multi select custom field for specific values Edited

Hello Guys,

Could you please help me to validate the values selected in a multi select custom field of Jira.

In the multi select custom field 'cf1', if the user selects any field other that "cf1_value_1", then it should check whether another field 'cf2' selected is None, and should not allow to create the issue if 'cf2' is empty.

cf1 is a multi-select and cf2 is a single select.

It doesn't matter if "cf1_value_1" is selected, but if the selection contains any other values then it should trigger the validation.

I tried the below, but dint work.


import com.atlassian.jira.component.ComponentAccessor
import com.atlassian.jira.issue.Issue
import com.opensymphony.workflow.InvalidInputException
import java.sql.Timestamp;
import com.atlassian.jira.issue.customfields.manager.OptionsManager
import com.atlassian.jira.issue.customfields.option.Option

Issue issue = issue

def platform = customFieldManager.getCustomFieldObject("customfield_1")

def migrate = customFieldManager.getCustomFieldObject("customfield_2")

def migrateValue = issue.getCustomFieldValue(migrate).getValue()

def platformValue = issue.getCustomFieldValue(platform).getValue()


if (platformValue.containsAll(['cf1_value_2','cf1_value_3,'cf1_value_4,'cf1_value_5]))
if (migrateValue == 'None')
throw new InvalidInputException("Please update the AWS Migration plan")
else {

else {




2 answers

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Hi Fahad,

You could use the Behaviours plugin in order to make the Text Field (cf2) required when the first option is selected in the Multi Select Field (cf1).

I have attached a sample script below to show how you could do this.

import com.atlassian.jira.component.ComponentAccessor

// Get a pointer to my custom fields
def multisSelectList = getFieldByName("DemoMultiSelect")
def textField = getFieldByName("DemoTextField")

// Get the Value of My Select Field
def selectVal = multisSelectList.getValue()

// If the first option is selected in the multi select list then make the text field required.
    textField.setRequired(true) // Make text field required
    textField.setRequired(false) // Make text field optional

Please note that behaviours works on the create and edit screens for issues.

I hope this helps.



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Please use the \{code\} macro, your code is unreadable. Also it's not even valid.

If they are multiselects, getCustomFieldValue will return a List<Option>, so you can't call getValue() on that. Please check the examples at


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