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Custom field filtering by value from another custom field, multi select required


@Nic Brough _Adaptavist_

@Jamie Echlin _Adaptavist_

I'm looking for javascript or another option (scriptrunner is installed), to allow filtering of custom field B based on custom field A values. I've tried Cascading selects and they don't work for me due to the multi select need on the second custom field.

Custom field B will filter based on the selection of A and allow a selection of multiple values.

A :

  • 1
    • B values:
      • A
      • B
      • C
  • 2
    • B values:
      • D
      • E
      • F
  • 3
    • B values:
      • G
      • H
      • I

Can anyone suggest a method to pull this off, without installing another plugin than scriptrunner?

A and B are required

these are mocked up in html, not as custom fields yet. 

If A:1 is selected, the user can select any combination of the A,B,C values from B. image.png

If A:2 is selected, the user can select any combination of the D, E, F values from B.



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Hi David,

The recommended approach via ScriptRunner would probably be to use Behaviours. You would want to set up a server-side script on the single-select field which restricts the multi-select field's options using setFieldOptions:

import com.atlassian.jira.component.ComponentAccessor

def singleSelect = getFieldById(fieldChanged)

 multiSelect = ComponentAccessor.customFieldManager.getCustomFieldObjectByName("CustomFieldB")
def msConfig = customField.getRelevantConfig(issueContext)
def msOptions = ComponentAccessor.optionsManager.getOptions(msConfig)

def filteredOptions = msOptions

switch (singleSelect.value) {
    case "1":
        filteredOptions = msOptions.findAll {it.value in ['A', 'B', 'C']}

    case "2":
        filteredOptions = msOptions.findAll {it.value in ['D', 'E', 'F']}


Thanks! @Joanna Choules 

I'm setting up the Behaviour.

I changed customfield.getRelevant... to multiSelect.getRelevant...

and put an actual custom field name in our jira instance  in the getCustomFieldObjectByName("... call

Do I need to define formField as something?
I've tried switching it to multiSelect, but no avail there either. 



Oh yes, sorry, you need to add a line to define a separate FormField for the multi-select:

def formMultiSelect = getFieldByName("CustomFieldB")

and then call setFieldOptions on that. 

@Joanna Choules Works perfectly! Thanks for your help!

@David Hightower  

It will be nice if you share your full code here.


I getting error on line "def multiSelect = ComponentAccessor.customFieldManager.getCustomFieldObjectByName("Alarm")"




Hello everyone 

@Joanna Choules 

The code source it's fonctiannally , but i have a problem beacause when a i change the value for case for example i'm select "1" and after i select "2" the list does not update. 

Exist a function or other for fix this problem ?

For have a list updated when to change case

Thanks in advance :) 

Is it possible to create a new cascading select field to replace your existing fields? I use it and it works great for route problems to the appropriate support teams in our office.


@Michael Thompson with the Cascading select, I was limited to a single value selection in the second field. 

I need to be able to select 1 option in first field, then 1 to many in the second field. 

I haven't found a way to get Cascading selects to work for that goal yet. 

Ahh, I see. In that case this option will not cut it for you. Sorry!

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