Validating that Time have been logged before closing

I'm new to Jira and I'm trying to figure out how to make sure time have been logged at least 1 minute. So, if Time Spent = "0" OR NULL it should pop-up a message and prohibit to close the issue. I'm not a programmer :/

Jira Server 7.3.4 with Script Runner


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Hey there Francis,

I think I can help you out with this!

Follow these steps:

  • So first what you're going to need to do is open the workflow of the project that you would like this validation to function on. 
  • Then hit the edit button and switch to a diagram view.
  • Now, click on the transition in which you would like this validation to take place (in your case I assume you want the transition just before your "Close" or "Done" status).
  • After clicking the transition, a pop-up box should appear to your right. In that box click the Validators link.
  • From there, click "Add Validator"
  • Select a Script Validator and hit "Add"
  • Then click Simple Scripted Validator
  • Once there, add a note such as "Require Time-Spent" or something like that suites your uses. Then put this short script into the Condition window:
def timeSpent = issue.getTimeSpent()

timeSpent>=60000 && timeSpent != null

          and the Error Message "Error: There has been no time spent           on this issue!" But leave the Field box blank.

  • Time-spent is stored in milliseconds, so if you are looking for at least 1 minute you'd need to ensure that time-spent is at least equal to 60000 milliseconds. That's the purpose of the last line in the code block.
  • From then you can finish creating the validator and publish your workflow. 

If I'm following your question correctly, this should do the trick.

Let me know how it goes!


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