Automatically filled values

Hi there,

I am searching a solution for my problem:

In JIRA, I am trying to configure a custom field that way, that it is automatically filled with a provided value, when in another field a specific value is chosen...

Example: In custom field "A" (Start Date )a specific (current) Date is chosen . Custom field "B"(End Date ) now should be filled automatically with 10 working days responsible  chosen in field "A"

 Any idea, if this can be done?



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Gaston Valente Community Champion Oct 30, 2017


You can try with an script listener of scriptrunner to catch the issue edit event and update the field you need.

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There's a couple of ways you might want to approach this, and I'm not sure which one you want.

You've mentioned a "default" value.  This suggests that you want to put a field on the create screen for the user to fill in, but instead of being left blank, it is pre-filled with a value that depends on the current content of another field.  To do that, you will need to inject javascript into the create issue screen to catch changes in the source field, and calculate the target field, and then allow the user to change the target before creating the issue.  You might be able to do that with the "Behaviours" module of script runner or another add-on, or hacking your own js in there, but it's not going to be pretty.

The other option is to calculate the field and not let the user change it.  You have a couple of options there.  Gaston's answer covers calculating the value on every change in a custom field, but you could also use a scripted field to display the calculated value.  Again, you'd need ScriptRunner or a similar add-on to provide it.

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