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Update field when another field is changed


I would like to create a listener that is updating a date picker field ("review date") in subtask, whenever date picker field in project ("end of project") is changed.

The updated value of "review date" field should be = "End of project" - 1 month.

However I'm not sure how to do this, I would really appreciate it if someone could help me with this. 

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You didn't tag your post with scriptrunner or Adaptavist... is this something that's available to you?

Without that or some other automation tool, I'm not aware of a native way to have a listener,

So can you start by letting us know what apps you have available in your environment?


thanks for the hint. I have just added scriptrunner tag. Yes I want to do this with scriptrunner.

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With a custom listener in script runner, you can change the subtask fields based on a parent issue change like this:

import com.atlassian.jira.component.ComponentAccessor
import com.atlassian.jira.util.ImportUtils
import com.atlassian.jira.event.type.EventDispatchOption
import com.atlassian.jira.issue.index.IssueIndexingService
import com.atlassian.jira.issue.MutableIssue

def triggerDateFieldName = 'end of project' //adjust to match case-sensitive name
def targetDateFieldName = 'review date' //adjust to match case-sensitive name
def offsetDays = -30

def issue = event.issue as MutableIssue

//get the list of changes associated with the event
def changeItems = ComponentAccessor.changeHistoryManager.getChangeHistoryById( as Long).changeItemBeans

//Check that the triggerFieldName was part of the changes on the parent ticket
if( changeItems.any { it.field == triggerDateFieldName && it.fromString != it.toString} ) {
//get the actual date value (easier than parsing the change history string value imo
def triggerDateCf = ComponentAccessor.customFieldManager.getCustomFieldObjects(issue).findByName(triggerDateFieldName )
def triggerDateVal = issue.getCustomFieldValue(triggerDateCf) as Date
//get the offset date
def targetDate = triggerDateVal + offsetDays

def targetDateCf = ComponentAccessor.customFieldManager.getCustomFieldObjects(issue).findByName(targetDateFieldName )

//update all the subtasks ... you might need to apply some fittering if you don't want to update them all
issue.subTaskObjects.each{subTaskIssue ->
def subTask = subTaskIssue as MutableIssue
subTask.setCustomFieldValue(targetDateCf, targetDate)


def updateIssueAndReIndex(MutableIssue issue) {
def indexingService = ComponentAccessor.getComponent(IssueIndexingService.class)
def issueManager = ComponentAccessor.issueManager
def currentUser = ComponentAccessor.jiraAuthenticationContext.loggedInUser

//Put JIRA in indexing mode
boolean wasIndexing = ImportUtils.isIndexIssues();
//save the issue back to JIRA store
issueManager.updateIssue(currentUser, issue, EventDispatchOption.DO_NOT_DISPATCH, false)
//update the JIRA index

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