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How do I programmatically set values for custom fields of type select when creating an issue?

I have tried using:

IssueInputParameters.addCustomFieldValue(customField.getIdAsLong(), issue.getCustomFieldValue(customField).toString())

But this is causing errors in my CreateValidationResult

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This is how I've been doing it, it works well enough for me:

CustomField customField = customFieldManager.getCustomFieldObject(customFieldId);

Options options = WebAppsCf.getOptions(null, customField.getRelevantConfig(issue), null);	

Option newOption = options.getOptionById(newOptionId);

ModifiedValue mVal = new ModifiedValue(issue.getCustomFieldValue(customField), newOption );

customField.updateValue(null, issue, mVal, new DefaultIssueChangeHolder());

do I have to use customfield.updateValue? Will a direct implementation of Issue.setCustomFieldValue not work?

By the way I'm guessing that this method will work for setting values of any custom field type that consists of options?

I don't see Issue.setCustomFieldValue in the api's which is probably why i didn't use it But if that method does exist, I think it would work, the important thing is you set the new value as a proper Option object.

Kyle I used your method and it worked! Thanks =)))

It hasn't not worked for me yet (:

Yes, select, multi-select, radio and check boxes will work. You might need to tweak it for cascading-select. The same principle will work for other field types too - for dates, use a timestamp, for user fields, a user object, versions for version type fields etc.

However, that code looks like it overrides the current value with a single value. For multi fields, I think you need to pass it a list of options. If you want to update, rather than overwrite, you'll need to fetch the current list and add to it (obviously, for "create", that's irrelevant)

def myCustomField = getCustomFieldObjects(issue).find { == "My multi-select field"

// just passing a values as List/Map.
issue.setCustomFieldValue(myCustomField, [value])

// e. g.
def values = issue.getCustomFieldValue(myCustomField)
Option it ->

My example of code here

Your code is not related to the select list options!

Niclas, yes but it may help you with an example of modern code that is not from 2013. It also represents Validation technique which is needed if you want your code to be safe.

But there's not a lot of point in giving code that doesn't have anything to do with the question.

This is my variant of doing this but I'm not really happy yet. This also enables you to set disabled options so beware of this. 

// Get the project the issue should be created in.
def curPrj = projectManager.getProjectObjByKey("Project I want to set");

// Set the issuetype that should be used.
def issueType = issueTypeSchemeManager.getIssueTypesForProject(curPrj).find{"Issue Type I want to set"};
def issueContext = new IssueContextImpl(curPrj, issueType);
def fieldConfig = customfield.getRelevantConfig(issueContext);
def options = optionsManager.getOptions(fieldConfig); 
def optionToSelect = options.find { it.value == "Select Option I want to set" }; 
return optionToSelect.getOptionId();

Then in issue input parameters remember to treat it as a string.

Sorry if this is a very dumb question but how to I declare the optionsManager?  

ah i got it:


import com.atlassian.jira.component.ComponentAccessor
def optionsManager = ComponentAccessor.getOptionsManager()

Reading an setting values is documented well in this book linked below.


It also includes very good examples of how to work with Custom Fields of the "Checkboxes" type - which is hard to find documentation for (see page 107-ish).

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Well, it would - you seem to be using strings, when select list fields expect "option" objects.

Unfortunately the only options I have when using the addCustomFieldValue function is (Long , String) or (String, String) , I dont have a choice of (Long, Option). Is there some other way I can get these custom fields populated in my IssueInputParameters variable?

If not what's the correct way to populate these fields after the issue has been created? I've tried using

IssueResult.getIssue().setCustomFieldValue(customField, Option ) but I dont know what to put to get the correct option for the field.

mutableIssueParent.setCustomFieldValue(fieldIssue, value);

FieldLayoutItem fieldLayoutItem = ComponentAccessor.getFieldLayoutManager().getFieldLayout(mutableIssueParent).getFieldLayoutItem(fieldIssue);

DefaultIssueChangeHolder issueChangeHolder = new DefaultIssueChangeHolder();

Map<String, ModifiedValue> modifiedFields = mutableIssueParent.getModifiedFields();

final ModifiedValue modifiedValue = (ModifiedValue) modifiedFields.get(fieldIssue.getId());

fieldIssue.updateValue(fieldLayoutItem, mutableIssueParent, modifiedValue, issueChangeHolder);
// Dont forget this to search the latest elements updated
IssueIndexingService is=ComponentAccessor.getComponent(IssueIndexingService.class);
try {
} catch (IndexException e) {
log.error("Erreur reIndexIssue ",e);

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