Auto-populate a custom field with issues containing the keyword typed in summary while creating an issue


I'm trying to auto-populate a custom field with all issues containing the keyword typed in summary while creating an issue.

I also want to populate the same custom field with the wiki pages related to the keyword typed in summary. I'm using JIRA 4.4.5

I'm attaching screenshot of what I'm trying to achieve to have better understanding.

Issues displayed in customfield should be hyperlinks (to the issues).

I'm trying to implement this using Ajax, all I could figure out is modify the customfield based on summary. Please sugguest me.



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This issue is fixed. I used Javascript+ REST API in Jira 6.1.2 to fix it. I'm sharing result if anyone is interested. :)

I created a 'Message customfield(edit)' with Default value as a html code to create gray box.

Used following script in description to display results:

<script type="text/javascript">
$(document).ready(function() {
var summary = document.getElementById('summary');
 summary.onchange = function() {

function resultDisplay (sVal) { 
if(sVal !="") {
    var val= getQueryVal (sVal);
  document.getElementById('customfield_10100').innerHTML= val; 
function getQueryVal(sVal) {
 var issuesList="";
        url: "/jira/rest/api/2/search?jql=summary~\""+encodeURIComponent(sVal)+"\"",
        type: 'get',
        dataType: 'json',
        async: false,
        success: function(data) {
            var size=;
            for(var i=0; i<size;i++) {
               issuesList += "<a href=\"/jira/browse/"+data.issues[i].key+"\">"+data.issues[i].key+"</a>  "+data.issues[i].fields.summary +"<br>";
     return issuesList;


I guess we can use REST API for Wiki to display results similarly (I havn't tried it).


I remember reading an article (perhaps from Atlassian's Developer Blog) that does just that. I tried googling it but couldn't find it, perhpas others on ths forum have better luck.

Thank you Royce. I couldn't find it either.

Hope someone might have come across this sort of scenario.

I think SuggestiMate is the plugin Royce is thinking of:

If you want to implement it yourself, you might want to check out the Speakeasy plugin. You'll have to upgrade JIRA to at least 5.1.8 in order to use it, however.

I swear I have seen an article implementing auto. suggest in JIRA's summary field (using perhaps ajax, css, xml). It just bugs me that I can't locate that article... argh.

Speakeasy, JSONP looks promissing, yet I'm still trying to figure out!! :(

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