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Copy IssueKey to custom field ?

Hi All,

How can i copy IssueKey of a parent issue to custom field of a Linked issue , with the help of script runner in the postfunction.

Expecting an early reply .


Harish Kumar

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Marcos Sanchez
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Feb 10, 2020

Greetings Harish,

If I understood your request, you want to copy the parent summary (of a subtask) to a custom field linked to the subtask.

This script should work:


import com.atlassian.jira.component.ComponentAccessor
import com.atlassian.jira.event.type.EventDispatchOption

def issueManager = ComponentAccessor.issueManager
def customFieldManager = ComponentAccessor.customFieldManager
def userManager = ComponentAccessor.userManager
def issueLinkManager = ComponentAccessor.issueLinkManager

def user = userManager.getUserByName("") //Here you have to set the user who will make the changes (administrator or something)

//Note that we are treating "issue" as the sub-task and not as the parent

def parentSummary = issue.parentObject.summary
def customField = customFieldManager.getCustomFieldObject() //The destination custom field ID goes here.

def outwards = issueLinkManager.getOutwardLinks(

outwards.each { link ->
def linkedIssue = link.destinationObject
if ( == "") { //Here you have to check if the relation type is the one that you want or not, for example "Incorporates"
linkedIssue.setCustomFieldValue(customField, parentSummary)
issueManager.updateIssue(user, linkedIssue, EventDispatchOption.DO_NOT_DISPATCH, false)


Best Regards,


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