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why 2 select lists creating when using "convertToSingleSelect"

I am trying to make search box using below code for a single select field, but when search a text in the field and add the field value then a 2nd select list is creating dynamically.

 

 

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I am sorry, but we are stuck here.

  • Your question is unclear as to what you are trying to achieve when it just says "search box" - we do not know if this is a field on an issue you want to do a search from, or a third way to kick off searches in Jira or something else.
  • It is also unclear what you mean you are doing when you say "when search a text in the field and add the field value"
  • You have not given us any code
  • You have not told us what app you are using for doing this

Could you explain this more please?

Hi @Nic Brough _Adaptavist_: Actually below is the scenario.

We have a singleselect field, customer wanted to make it searchable based on the text entered.

1. We have used below code in "Behaviors" Initializer to make the single select field searchable

 "getFieldById("customfield_XXXX").convertToSingleSelect()"

2. Now we are able to search a value in the field.

Problem: when search a field value and hit enter then other dropdown field is creating dynamically on the create screen.

   

This is a Jira 8.5 datacenter version, we are using script runner Behaviors. 

That's because the function is trying to convert from a select list to a select list.  It's unable to get rid of the original select list because it's the wrong type.

This function is for converting text fields to select lists, not adding a search to existing ones.

Hi Nic, Thank you so much for the response. Can you please suggest or give me a canned script in script runner to make "singleselect" field to be searchable? This will be very useful to our customer. 

Hi Nic, Any suggestion?  

No, I don't know that it can be done.

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