field content check upon update

With the JIRA behaviour plugin, I can do a custom field content check (i.e. a text field) when the content is updated.  For example, I can check to see if the entered text matches certain regex.  I can use the .setHelpText to show some help tip below the field.  Now, when I do this for a system field, such as Summary field, Description or FixVersion field, .setHelpText does not show any text below the field.  Is it true that this only works for custom fields?

Also, will the check work for bulk update?

1 answer

Hi Chris,

To answer your questions above:

1.) You can update help text on system fields such as Summary by referencing them by ID. Below i have attached a simple example created on JIRA 6.4.12 and Script Runner 4.3.8 which shows how to do this.

def summary =  getFieldById("summary")
def summaryVal = summary.getValue()

if(summaryVal == "Test"){
    summary.setHelpText ("Some Help Text") 
}

2.) Behaviours only fire for an issue on the create and edit screens and not when an issue is updated via the Bulk Change tool.

I hope this helps

Thanks

Kristian

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