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JSON for updating people picker field from text field of ID

I am trying to automate a people picker custom field that if used on the request form, allows a user to type in name or ID and resolves to the person.

We need to correct the field since we see 35% of them are incorrectly filled and we have a pure text field (custom) pulled from a system.

I believe the pulled text field is the "ID" for the people picker but at first trying to automate in JSON we get a casting error.

I tried to follow posts in the community but often the situation is different so here is the code I'm trying to use: 


Note: 123456 is the people picker field; 654321 is the text field we've retrieved to update it...this is failing under: "Error while parsing additional fields. Not valid JSON."

"update" : {
       "customfield_123456" : {{ issue.customfield_654321.asJsonStringArray }}

1 answer

When I switch this to:


"fields" : {
        "customfield_123456" : {{issue.customfield_654321.asJsonObject("key")}}

I no longer get an error in automation; the audit says "Success"; however the people picker field (customfield_123456) is still empty.

To be sure, the customfield_654321 does have a value in it.

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