Auto-populate summary field with value of customized field

Hi,

I would like to auto-populate the summary field with a value of a customized field in the create issue screen. When creating an issue there is a custom drop down field which is required. The value of the drop down field should then appear in the summary field.

  1. Custom field "Meeting type" includes "Value#1"
  2. Summary should show "value#1"  of chosen value of field "Meeting type"

The purpose is that the user doesn't have to fill in the summery as it will be auto-populated

Any ideas?

Many thanks! BR,

Alex

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You'll need to inject some clever javascript to do that - stuff that can react to the changes in your fields as the users click and update, and dynamically set the summary.  It will also need to disable their entry into the summary field.  I think you can do it with Behaviours from the "Script Runner" add-on.

Another option is to do it after the create, which is easier to script for as a post-function will receive what the user finally settled on, there's no need for dynamic activity capture, but it does mean destroying what the user enters in the summary because they have to enter one to get that far.  When I've done it this way in the past, I've added a custom field for what the user puts in as the summary and populated that with their input, so nothing is lost.

However, no-one really seems to like generated summaries as they tend not to be as useful as freely chosen text.

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@Nic Brough [Adaptavist], thank you for your answer. I will try it with the post-function first.

Hi there, did you ever solve this? We have basically the same goal that you did.

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