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Default value of custom field is not set during creation (field is not present on create issue screen), how to set it?

Hello,

I have a custom field which has to be set to a default value without giving the user access to change the field content. Simply defining a default value doesn't work - the field stays empty. Is there any easy way the get the field set?

(This has only to be done for one projects, in all other projects users are allowed to change the field, so it is present on the create issue screen there)

Thanks in advance!

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It is not possible the way I thought, a field that is to be set at issue creation must always be present on the create issue screen.

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You can do a post-function of the Create step where sets the value field. I don't remember if that's a by default action on Jira or it is part of this plugin:

https://plugins.atlassian.com/plugins/com.innovalog.jmwe.jira-misc-workflow-extensions

Sadly there is no post action to set a custom field - and especially not one which depends on the context/project for the default value.

I have this Post-Function 'Update Issue Custom Field', with this I do that, but I'm trying to remember if this was from a Plugin and what plugin...

Jira Suite Utilities that's the plugin that has the Post-Function 'Update Issue Custom Field'.

Other workaround would be using the Script Runner plugin. And create a Script Post-Function that assigns the value to the custom field. It is pretty easy to do and I think this would be the script:

def cf = "customfield_xxxx"

def fieldname = customFieldManager.setCustomFieldObject('X Value')

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