Use the Dynamic Forms feature to simplify the process of adding variables to your ScriptRunner Groovy scripts. Dynamic Forms allows you to create complex scripts with flexible variables that can be shared with multiple users, allowing one script to be used for various use cases.

Inline scripts are often copied and pasted, with minor changes made for different use cases. This approach requires maintenance for each usage of the script. Using Dynamic Forms, create flexible scripts with annotated variables that can be stored as files, reducing maintenance requirements while allowing for script customization.

Annotate your variables to have them appear as form fields when a user edits a script. These annotations allow variable values within a script to be changed easily by those with limited code familiarity.

Dynamic forms annotations are available anywhere you can enter code in ScriptRunner, including the Script Console, Conditions, Validators, Post Functions, Behaviours, and many more.

For example, as a power user, you have created a script to delete issues within a project with a specific assignee. This script is used across multiple locations, varying by one variable (User) for each use case. Instead of hardcoding the User variable, you can now use a dynamic form annotation, meaning the user can be changed without needing to re-write the script. As well as being able to edit the script quickly, you can maintain the code in one centralized location. The dynamic form annotation shows the User variable as a form field:

The above example uses the following code:

import com.atlassian.jira.component.ComponentAccessor
import com.atlassian.jira.issue.search.SearchProvider
import com.atlassian.jira.jql.parser.JqlQueryParser
import com.atlassian.jira.user.ApplicationUser
import com.atlassian.jira.web.bean.PagerFilter
import com.onresolve.scriptrunner.parameters.annotation.UserPicker

@UserPicker(label = "Assignee", description = "Issues with this assignee will be permanently deleted")
ApplicationUser user

// issues returned from that JQL will get deleted
final String searchQuery = "assignee = $user.name"

def jqlQueryParser = ComponentAccessor.getComponent(JqlQueryParser)
def searchProvider = ComponentAccessor.getComponent(SearchProvider)
def loggedInUser = ComponentAccessor.jiraAuthenticationContext.loggedInUser
def issueService = ComponentAccessor.issueService
def query = jqlQueryParser.parseQuery(searchQuery)
def searchResults = searchProvider.search(query, loggedInUser, PagerFilter.unlimitedFilter)

searchResults.getIssues().each { issue ->
    def deleteValidationResult = issueService.validateDelete(loggedInUser, issue.id)
    assert deleteValidationResult.isValid(): deleteValidationResult.errorCollection

    def deleteResult = issueService.delete(loggedInUser, deleteValidationResult)
    assert deleteResult
}
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The following dynamic form field types are available:

NameDescriptionTarget Type

User Picker

Field allowing user selection.

com.atlassian.jira.user.ApplicationUser

Field Picker

Field to select any system or custom field.

com.atlassian.jira.issue.fields.Field

Short Text

Field allowing a short text input.

String

Select List

Single-select list field.

String

Checkbox

A checkbox field.

Boolean

Project Picker

Field allowing project selection.

com.atlassian.jira.project.Project

Priority PickerField allowing priority selection.com.atlassian.jira.issue.priority.Priority
Issue Type PickerField allowing issue type selection.com.atlassian.jira.issue.issuetype.IssueType
Issue Link Type PickerField allowing issue link type selection.com.atlassian.jira.issue.link.IssueLinkType
Project Role PickerField allowing project role selection.com.atlassian.jira.security.roles.ProjectRole
Group PickerField allowing group selection.com.atlassian.crowd.embedded.api.Group
Saved Filter PickerField allowing saved filter selection.com.atlassian.jira.issue.search.SearchRequest
Issue Status PickerField allowing status selection.com.atlassian.jira.issue.status.Status

We are in the process of adding more dynamic form field types.

Create a Dynamic Form

  1. Click the Cog in the top ribbon, and open the Add-ons page.

  2. Select Script Console under ScriptRunner.

  3. Write your new script in the Script field, annotating the variables you want users to provide (see the Examples section below). Annotating variables allows them to be edited depending on requirements when running the script. These variables show as editable fields above the Script Console.

Transforming an Existing Inline Script

To enable sharing of annotated scripts, all inline scripts must be saved as files.

  1. Navigate to your existing inline script, and add in required annotations.

  2. Copy the script.

  3. Use the Script Editor to open your Scripts Root folder.

  4. Select the folder in which you want to save the script, and click the Create New File icon.

  5. Enter a file name in the Add New Groovy File/Add New Groovy Folder window.

  6. Click Add.

  7. Paste your inline script into the file, and click Save. This script is now available as a file and can be shared with multiple Jira users on the same instance.

Annotations

User Picker

Add a username picker field into your script.

import com.atlassian.jira.user.ApplicationUser
import com.onresolve.scriptrunner.parameters.annotation.*

@UserPicker(label = "User", description = "Select a user")
ApplicationUser user
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Field Picker

Add a field picker into your script. The field picker lets you pick from any fields (system or custom).

import com.atlassian.jira.issue.fields.Field
import com.onresolve.scriptrunner.parameters.annotation.*

@FieldPicker(label = "Field", description = "Select a field")
Field field
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Short Text

Add a short text field to a script.

import com.onresolve.scriptrunner.parameters.annotation.*

@ShortTextInput(label = "Text input label", description = "Text Input Description")
String shortTextInputValue
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Select List

Add a single-select list with configurable options.

import com.onresolve.scriptrunner.parameters.annotation.*
import com.onresolve.scriptrunner.parameters.annotation.meta.*

@Select(
    label = "Color",
    description = "Select color",
    options = [
        @Option(label = "Green", value = "green"),
        @Option(label = "Blue", value = "blue"),
    ]
)
String value
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Checkbox

Add a checkbox to a script.

import com.onresolve.scriptrunner.parameters.annotation.*

@Checkbox(description = "Check the checkbox to true or unselect to false", label = "Checkbox label")
boolean isChecked
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Project Picker

Add a project picker to a script.

import com.atlassian.jira.project.Project
import com.onresolve.scriptrunner.parameters.annotation.ProjectPicker

@ProjectPicker(label = 'Project', description = 'Pick a project')
Project project
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Priority Picker

Add a priority picker to a script.

import com.atlassian.jira.issue.priority.Priority
import com.onresolve.scriptrunner.parameters.annotation.PriorityPicker

@PriorityPicker(label = 'Priority', description = 'Pick a priority', placeholder = 'Pick a priority')
Priority priority
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Issue Type Picker

Add an issue type picker to a script.


import com.atlassian.jira.issue.issuetype.IssueType
import com.onresolve.scriptrunner.parameters.annotation.IssueTypePicker

@IssueTypePicker(label = 'Issue type', description = 'Pick an issue type', placeholder = 'Select issue type')
IssueType issueType
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Issue Link Type Picker

Add an issue link type picker to a script.

import com.atlassian.jira.issue.link.IssueLinkType
import com.onresolve.scriptrunner.parameters.annotation.IssueLinkTypePicker

@IssueLinkTypePicker(label = 'Issue link type', description = 'Pick an issue link type', placeholder = 'Pick an issue link type')
IssueLinkType issueLinkType
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Project Role Picker

Add a project role picker to a script.

import com.atlassian.jira.security.roles.ProjectRole
import com.onresolve.scriptrunner.parameters.annotation.ProjectRolePicker

@ProjectRolePicker(label = 'Project role', description = 'Project role picker')
ProjectRole projectRole
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Group Picker

Add a group Picker to a script.

import com.atlassian.crowd.embedded.api.Group
import com.onresolve.scriptrunner.parameters.annotation.GroupPicker

@GroupPicker(label = 'Group', description = 'Pick a group', placeholder = 'Pick a group')
Group group
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Saved Filter Picker

Add a saved filter to a script.

import com.atlassian.jira.issue.search.SearchRequest
import com.onresolve.scriptrunner.parameters.annotation.SavedFilterPicker

@SavedFilterPicker(label = "Saved Filter", description = "Pick a saved filter", placeholder = "Pick a saved filter")
SearchRequest searchRequest
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Issue Status Picker

Add a status to a script.

import com.atlassian.jira.issue.status.Status
import com.onresolve.scriptrunner.parameters.annotation.IssueStatusPicker

@IssueStatusPicker(label = 'Status', description = 'Pick a status', placeholder = 'Pick a status')
Status status
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All Fields

Use several annotators to create a dynamic form.

import com.atlassian.crowd.embedded.api.Group
import com.atlassian.jira.issue.fields.Field
import com.atlassian.jira.issue.status.Status
import com.atlassian.jira.project.Project
import com.atlassian.jira.issue.issuetype.IssueType
import com.atlassian.jira.issue.link.IssueLinkType
import com.atlassian.jira.issue.priority.Priority
import com.atlassian.jira.security.roles.ProjectRole
import com.atlassian.jira.issue.search.SearchRequest
import com.atlassian.jira.user.ApplicationUser
import com.onresolve.scriptrunner.parameters.annotation.Checkbox
import com.onresolve.scriptrunner.parameters.annotation.FieldPicker
import com.onresolve.scriptrunner.parameters.annotation.ProjectPicker
import com.onresolve.scriptrunner.parameters.annotation.IssueTypePicker
import com.onresolve.scriptrunner.parameters.annotation.IssueLinkTypePicker
import com.onresolve.scriptrunner.parameters.annotation.PriorityPicker
import com.onresolve.scriptrunner.parameters.annotation.ProjectRolePicker
import com.onresolve.scriptrunner.parameters.annotation.SavedFilterPicker
import com.onresolve.scriptrunner.parameters.annotation.ShortTextInput
import com.onresolve.scriptrunner.parameters.annotation.GroupPicker
import com.onresolve.scriptrunner.parameters.annotation.IssueStatusPicker
import com.onresolve.scriptrunner.parameters.annotation.UserPicker
import com.onresolve.scriptrunner.runner.rest.common.CustomEndpointDelegate
import groovy.json.JsonBuilder
import groovy.transform.BaseScript

import javax.ws.rs.core.MultivaluedMap
import javax.ws.rs.core.Response

@FieldPicker(label = "FieldPickerLabel", description = "FieldPickerDescription")
Field field

@ShortTextInput(label = "Dynamic text input label", description = "Dynamic Text Input Description")
String shortTextInput

@Checkbox(label = "Dynamic Checkbox label", description = "Check the checkbox to true or unselect to false")
boolean selected

@UserPicker(label = "Select a User", description = "Select a user on the UserPicker")
ApplicationUser user

@ProjectPicker(label = 'Select a Project', description = 'Select a project on the ProjectPicker')
Project project

@PriorityPicker(label = 'Priority', description = 'Pick a priority', placeholder = 'Pick a priority')
Priority priority

@IssueTypePicker(label = 'Issue type', description = 'Pick an issue type', placeholder = 'Select issue type')
IssueType issueType

@IssueLinkTypePicker(label = 'Issue link type', description = 'Pick an issue link type', placeholder = 'Pick an issue link type')
IssueLinkType issueLinkType

@ProjectRolePicker(label = 'Project role', description = 'Project a role picker', placeholder = 'Pick a project role')
ProjectRole projectRole

@GroupPicker(label = 'Group', description = 'Pick a group', placeholder = 'Pick a group')
Group group

@SavedFilterPicker(label = 'Saved Filter', description = 'Pick a saved filter', placeholder="Pick a saved filter")
SearchRequest savedFilter

@IssueStatusPicker(label = 'Status', description = 'Pick a status', placeholder = 'Pick a status')
Status status

@BaseScript CustomEndpointDelegate delegate
doSomething(httpMethod: "GET", groups: ["jira-administrators"]) { MultivaluedMap queryParams, String body ->
    return Response.ok(new JsonBuilder([
            user: user.name,
            selected: selected,
            fieldPicker: field.getName(),
            shortTextInput: shortTextInput,
            projectPicker: project?.name,
            priority: priority?.name,
            issueType: issueType?.name,
            issueLinkType: issueLinkType?.name,
            projectRole: projectRole?.name,
            group: group?.name,
            savedFilter: savedFilter?.name,
            status: status?.name,
        ]
    ).toString()).build()
}
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