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Script Listener: add group to custom field in case a specified group is also present

Hello community,

for a rather complex use case I am looking for a solution utilizing ScriptRunner (v. 5.4.30 on Jira 7.10) to add a existing group in Jira to a custom field given the circumstance that another existing group is already put to the custom field (type group picker, multiple).

For example: as soon as the group "accounting" is put to custom field, manually by a user, the group "quality_managers" instantly (therefore listener, I thought) also should be put in there.

Is this something that could be done at all?

Thanks in advance,

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This is untested but should work (only in the edit event, if the user changes the customField from a transition screen it shouldnt work unless you add the transition event in the event list of the listener)

You have to add the edit event in the event select list from the listener.


* Add the group "quality_managers" to the multiGroupPicker customField "Multi Group Picker" when this customField is edited
* and added the group "accounting"

import com.atlassian.crowd.embedded.api.Group
import com.atlassian.jira.component.ComponentAccessor
import com.atlassian.jira.event.type.EventDispatchOption
import com.atlassian.jira.issue.CustomFieldManager
import com.atlassian.jira.issue.MutableIssue
import com.atlassian.jira.issue.changehistory.ChangeHistoryItem
import com.atlassian.jira.issue.changehistory.ChangeHistoryManager
import com.atlassian.jira.issue.fields.CustomField
import com.atlassian.jira.issue.index.IssueIndexingService
import com.atlassian.jira.user.ApplicationUser
import org.ofbiz.core.entity.GenericValue

MutableIssue issue = event.issue as MutableIssue

CustomFieldManager customFieldManager = ComponentAccessor.getCustomFieldManager()
ChangeHistoryManager changeHistoryManager = ComponentAccessor.getChangeHistoryManager()
GroupManager groupManager = ComponentAccessor.getGroupManager()

CustomField cfMultiGroupPicker = customFieldManager.getCustomFieldObject(11111L) // Change whit your CustomField ID
List<Group> groupPickerValue = issue.getCustomFieldValue(cfMultiGroupPicker) as List<Group>
Group qualityManagersGroup = groupManager.getGroup("quality_managers")
Group accountingGroup = groupManager.getGroup("accounting")

GenericValue changeLogs = event.getChangeLog()
ArrayList<ChangeHistoryItem> changedItem = changeHistoryManager.getAllChangeItems(issue).findAll {
it.changeGroupId ==
if (changedItem.field.contains( && groupPickerValue.contains(accountingGroup)) {

issue.setCustomFieldValue(cfMultiGroupPicker, [groupPickerValue, qualityManagersGroup])


if (issue.getModifiedFields()) {

ApplicationUser currentUser = ComponentAccessor.getJiraAuthenticationContext().getLoggedInUser()

issueManager.updateIssue(currentUser, issue, EventDispatchOption.DO_NOT_DISPATCH, false)


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