Copy Epic field named " Cost" to work package associated with this epic Edited

We are using Jira 7.3, we have a requirement to copy "cost" field of epic, to new or associated work package with this epic, so that the value of the "Cost" field given in epic is copied to its associated work package if that field is empty here

Any help or reference or script

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What scripting add-on do you have to do this with?

We have Adaptavist Script runner for Jira if it can be done that would be great for us.

Please suggest other ways too so that i can check other available option too

ScriptRunner is probably going to be the best way.  Otherwise you'll need other add-ons to create scripts or provide functions.

Next question though - when do you need to do this update and how?

For example:

If you just want the cost on the Epic to show in the work package at all times, a scripted field is a good option

If you want the cost to copied when creating the issue, then you'll want a post-function on the "create" transition

If you want the cost to be updated when the Epic changes or the issue is edited, you'll need a listener

Well I need :- When a new work package is created for an Epic or an Epic is selected in a work package the Cost  Field should be copied over if the work package field Cost  is empty.


>an Epic is selected in a work package

That mandates a listener then.  Start at - you'll want it to catch issue created and updated events.

Can you please help me with the code as I am new to this and would be creating the listener for the first time or guide me where i can check for the documentation which i can check and learn

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