Creating new values for a cascading custom field in Jira

Hi ,

I have a custom field called as total budget which has some values and every time the person uses the amount from the total budget, it should reflect the remaining budget.  How can I achieve it. ANd next time when any user logs in he should see the remaining budget in the custom field. Can you kindly help me achieve it.




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That's not goingto work with a cascading select.  A select list needs a fixed set of data to work with, and values stored on issues must be on that list for it to work.  So, "reflect the remaining budget" is a complete non-starter because you'd need code to destroy the data you'd been entering (if you wanted the field to work at all)

If you have a fixed list, it will work.  You'll then need some code to calculate and display the remaining budget.  Do you have one of the scripting add-ons?

Hi Ankita,

We could possibly figure out how to make that happen but what if you can't remember if you have applied and expense?

I think a slightly better way would be:

  • Parent has fields "Budget" and "Balance"
  • Sub-Tasks called "Expense" get added to the parent ticket for each expense in a field called "Value"
  • Balance (parent) = Budget - each expense in sub-tasks

If possible to work it this way let me know and we can show you how.

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