Script Runner create sub-task if custom field is changed

I have a radio button custom field named "Incident Priority" with options: Priority 1, Priority 2, Priority 3, and Priority 4, wanting to create a new sub-task if the custom field is changed after issue creation. I have been attempting to do the following within Script Runner's built-in "Create a sub-task" script with no success:

changeItems.any {
    it.field == 'Incident Priority' && it.oldstring == "Priority 1" && it.newstring == "Priority 2"
}

This post function is currently in the create transition, listed after "Re-index an issue to keep indexes in sync with the database" and before "Fire a Issue Created event that can be processed by the listeners". Unfortunately, using JIRA's default priority field is not an option for this project.

 

Any input is greatly appreciated.

2 answers

1 votes

Exactly as Andrew says. You want Admin -> Script Listeners -> Create a subtask.

Under "expand examples" there are, well, examples for checking for field changes.

So after the issue is created - then you want to see if the priority custom field value gets changed, if so then create a sub-task. If you use a post function script on the create transition then it will never listen for changes to the issues after creation. It sounds like you'd want a event listener to listen for issueUpdated events, if the custom field priority was updated, then create a sub-task.

Suggest an answer

Log in or Join to answer
Community showcase
Teodora [Botron]
Published Thursday in Marketplace Apps

Jira Inferno: The Nine Circles of Jira Administration Hell

If you spend enough time as a Jira admin - whether you are managing a single, mid-sized instance, a large enterprise one or juggling multiple instances at once - you will eventually find yourself in ...

239 views 0 11
Read article

Atlassian User Groups

Connect with like-minded Atlassian users at free events near you!

Find a group

Connect with like-minded Atlassian users at free events near you!

Find my local user group

Unfortunately there are no AUG chapters near you at the moment.

Start an AUG

You're one step closer to meeting fellow Atlassian users at your local meet up. Learn more about AUGs

Groups near you
Atlassian Team Tour

Join us on the Team Tour

We're bringing product updates and pro tips on teamwork to ten cities around the world.

Save your spot