How to edit an option of a custom field using the option ID using script runner

I am trying to update an option of a select list (based on changes in a certain issue). For example if the Description of "Issue 1" changes from "OptionName" to "Option Name" then the option of the select list custom field should also change to "Option Name".

Is there any way to update an option using the option ID for a particular custom field?

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Anton Chemlev Community Champion Jan 29, 2018


What problem are you trying to solve? Could you please provide business-case?

You mean adding new options to select list on the fly? Or just choosing from existing ones?

Hi Anton,

I have to update/rename an option from the set of already existing options. 

We already have a script to add new options in the form of issues (if a certain issue type is created its summary will be automatically be added as option). So if the user updates (changes the summary) the issue, the option should also change.


IssueType: Fruits

Custom field Name: "Select Fruits"

Now if a new issue of type "Fruits" gets created, say for example "Apple" it will get added as an option to the Custom_field "Select Fruits" - this is working. But if someone edits the issue and changes from "Apple" to "Apples" it should Update the option also to "Apples" - this I'm unable to do.

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Anton Chemlev Community Champion Jan 29, 2018

Mmm, yes, it seems to be possible...

1) You can get previous Summary field value via

For example:

def changeItems = changeHistoryManager.getAllChangeItems(issue)

if (changeItems) {
def originalResolutionDate = changeItems.findAll {
it.field == "resolution"


2) And update custom field options via There's findByOptionId(Long optionId) method and setValue(Option option, String value) .

3) You can get appropriate field config via


Hope this will help.

Hi Anton, I have tried the above suggestion, however I am unable to use the setValue() method. It is throwing error. 

Error Message:  

 [Static type checking) - Cannot find matching method


java.lang.String). Please check if the declared type is right and if the method


Possible solutions: getClass()  line 22, column 1.


Below is my code for your reference


def issue = event.issue as Issue

OptionsManager optionsManager = ComponentManager.getComponentInstanceOfType(OptionsManager.class);
def customFieldManager = ComponentAccessor.getCustomFieldManager()
def newOptionValue = ComponentAccessor.getChangeHistoryManager().getChangeItemsForField(issue, "Name").collect {it.toString }.join(", ")
def oldOptionValue = ComponentAccessor.getChangeHistoryManager().getChangeItemsForField(issue, "Name").collect {it.fromString }.join(", ")

def cf = customFieldManager.getCustomFieldObjectByName("Custom_Field")
def fieldConfig = cf.getRelevantConfig(issue)
Option oldOption = ComponentAccessor.optionsManager.getOptions(fieldConfig)?.find { it.toString() == oldOptionValue.toString()}

void setValue(oldOption, newOptionValue)

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