I want to take a custom field I have already created and make the assignee or even the group filed automatic based on that selection.
My custom filed is called service area-
I want to have whatever I pick in Service area map directly to a group of users in the assignee field and make them the only available users to select from.
I can't use issues because I only have one issue type, I have had no luck with project roles because I have only one project.
Can this be done map a custom filed to the assignee drop down.
It's jira 4.3
On a crowd server
First off, assignee is a singler user field, you cannot have assign to multiple users using assignee field (great feature but not in JIRA 4.4 below - not sure about JIRA5). You could, however, create your own assignee field (in my project we call it 'owners') where it allow multiple users and you can do dashboard/filters.
If I understand your question correctly, you want the 'assignee' field to be base off the selection? In that case, you can either create your own post-function plugin to create this logic, or if you want it quick and easy, do some post-function script using Script Runner plugin (you can search on plugin page).
Hope this help!
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