Copy four text field values to a new text field as four bullet points


Suppose I have four single line text fields:

Custom field 1
Custom field 2
Custom field 3
Custom field 4

after they are filled with text like text1, text2, text3,text4

There is a new multi line text field
Custom field 5

the custom field 5 should be populated with the four values from the custom fields as bullet points like



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First you need to define how your fields are updated.  If they are updated on transition or issue creation then you can develop a post-function.  If the fields are updated in the edit dialog then you should develop a listener. 

In any case your code would consist of the following parts:

1. You get 5 references to the field. Here is an example:

def cs1 = customFieldManager.getCustomFieldObjectByName("Custom field 1")

up to cs5

2. You concatenate values of the four custom fields:

def result = issue.getCustomFieldValue(cs1) + '\n' + issue.getCustomFieldValue(cs2) + '\n' + issue.getCustomFieldValue(cs3) + '\n' + issue.getCustomFieldValue(cs4) 

3. You set the result variable for multiline field:

def changeHolder = new DefaultIssueChangeHolder(); cs5.updateValue(null, issue, new ModifiedValue(issue.getCustomFieldValue(cs5), result),changeHolder);

Thanks Alexey. Thankyou so much for the quick response.

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