ServiceNow Plugin

Compatible with: IntelliJ IDEA PhpStorm WebStorm PyCharm RubyMine AppCode CLion GoLand DataGrip Rider MPS Android Studio
Sep 18, 2016

The plugin exists to simplify the developing process while you edit Servicenow scripts. With this plugin, you will be able to download, edit and upload the script back to your instance and then test it afterwards.


The Installation is simple. You can install the plugin in any editor of your choice from the Jetbrains family. Although I think WebStorm is the best for editing javascript, but the plugin should work with IntelliJ and others too. After the installation, you will see the new options in the Tools menu of your IDE.

As you can see, you have three options. Either to Download or Upload a script or in the end, modify the config file. If your config file does not exists, then if you initiate a Download or Upload of a script, the plugin will detect it and ask you to fill out the form.

Config File

The Config file consits of three options for now.

If you fill out the config file with invalid information, the plugin will not work and display some kind of error message to inform you about this problem.

Usage Download

The usage is simple, like you could see before, there are shortcodes avaliable to the various tasks, so you do not need to open the Tools menu all the time. If you would like to display the Download form, you use the Ctrl+Alt+G shortcut and the Download form will be displayed right away.

There is an example for filling out the input field, but to be sure.

The first value is the tablename, which is sys_script (a.k.a. system script, a.k.a. business rule).

The second value is the field name, which is in most of the cases script.

The third value is the sys_id, which is the unique identifier for the given script. These values are separated with the : delimiter. If you fill these out correctly, you should be able to download the script successfully.


After you edit your previously downloaded script, you should be ready to upload it, to do so, you can use the Ctrl+Alt+U shortcut. If you have your script open in the web editor of ServiceNow, then you should be able to see the changes, after the script is uploaded.

I plan to do some more improvements, like code autocomplete and others. I am still learning about this system of plugin development. If there is something to be improved (which I am sure there is), then please make a pull request or raise an issue. If you have new features suggestions then please create an issue for that.

The project is licensed under the MIT License.

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Recent change notes

Various initial bugfixes