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ScriptRunner Initalizer Behaviour to not pre-fill if value present


I'm setting up a Behaviour with an initalizer that I want to check if a specific custom field has a value or not (null). In the instance where there is value already present in the custom field then I don't want the initalizer to run.

// Retrieve the value of the customfield

def outcome = getFieldByName('Board Summary Outcome for Applicant').getValue()

if(outcome != null ) {return}

// It's null so let's add some default text

getFieldByName('Board Summary Outcome for Applicant').setFormValue("Dummy Text Here.")


The code above looks reasonable however what I'm finding is it works perfectly when there is no value in the custom field (tick) but if the field has an entry (i.e. text) then that text is updated with the "Dummy Text Here" which is not the behaviour that I want.

Any help would be much appreciated, for whatever reason the outcome variable always resolves to null

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Behavior initializer run before the fields are populated from the data associated with the issue (from the database).

So to check if a field already has a value in the initializer, you want to look at the binding variable "underlyingIssue" and load those values from that issue object

Something like

def fieldName = 'Board Summary Outcome for Applicant'
def outcome
def cf = ComponentAccessor.customFieldManager.getCustomFieldObjects(underlyingIssue).find{ == fieldName}
def outcome = underlyingIssue.getCustomFieldValue(cf)
} else {
//underlyingIssue is null on issue create screen
outcome = ''
getFieldByName(fieldName).setFormValue("Dummy Text Here.")

Thanks Peter - worked a treat. I've modified your initial code block slightly as you defined outcome twice and the block is missing an import to enable the use of the ComponentAssessor.


import com.atlassian.jira.component.ComponentAccessor;

def fieldName = 'Board Summary Outcome for Applicant'
def outcome


def cf = ComponentAccessor.customFieldManager.getCustomFieldObjects(underlyingIssue).find{ == fieldName}
outcome = underlyingIssue.getCustomFieldValue(cf)

} else {
outcome = ''
getFieldByName(fieldName).setFormValue("Dummy Text Here.")

Yeah I wrote all that directly in the answer box... not in an actual environment, so it was all from memory. I assumed you might have had the ComponentAccessor import already for other aspects of your script.
The double def was just me deciding to define it outside the if block mid-way through my response and not being very diligent in reviewing.


Glad I pointed you in the correct direction. Don't forget to accept the answer.

Legend.. thank you.

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