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How can I make one attribute mandatory if another attribute is set to a certain value?


Wei Wei (11) | asked Feb 21 '18, 5:33 a.m.
edited Feb 21 '18, 5:53 a.m. by Ralph Schoon (59.4k23642)

I have 2 customized attribute Promote Status and Promote Date, Promote Status have below 3 possible values:
Not applicable
Deployed
Deferred

I want to make Promote Date mandatory, that requires editor to enter a Date when the Promote Status is set to Deployed.

How can I achieve this ?

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Ralph Schoon (59.4k23642) | answered Feb 21 '18, 5:52 a.m.
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Two options:

  • An attribute customization condition and the required attribute for condition precondition/advisor
  • A custom advisor

I would suggest option 1 go here:

  1. https://jazz.net/library/article/1003
  2. https://jazz.net/wiki/bin/view/Main/AttributeCustomization


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Wei Wei commented Feb 22 '18, 8:52 a.m. | edited Feb 23 '18, 2:44 a.m.

Thank you Ralph, I looked into the articles about option 1. This is what I found for script-based condition: condition is not associated with any particular attribute and there is no attributeId argument. I'm not seeing a way to get my desired approach here, to get the value of Promote Status and then based on the value to determine the necessarity of Promote Date.

Am I looking into the wrong direction here ? Could you please elaborate on option 1 here ? Your help would be really appreciated.


Ralph Schoon commented Feb 23 '18, 2:46 a.m.
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! and 2 are related. " is the more in depth description.

From https://jazz.net/wiki/bin/view/Main/AttributeCustomization#Conditions :

Whenever the user saves a work item, all conditions will be evaluated. If a condition is met any associated attributes will be required.


I am pretty sure an attribute customization condition together with the operational behavior required attribute for condition is the simplest approach.

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