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How can I create a custom field, that reveals a 2nd field if the 1st field is a certain value? Edited



So what i'm currently working on is creating a dropdown search field that allows you to pick from a list of companies, then if the company you want it not listed, you can select 'new company' and then a text box will appear where you can fill in the new company. 


So far i've for a simple dropdown menu, and I'm trying to figure out how can i implement that new 2nd field to accompany the first. 

Here's my dropdown field as it is now:


public class ClientField extends SelectCFType {

private final OptionsManager optionsManager;

protected ClientField(@JiraImport CustomFieldValuePersister customFieldValuePersister,
@JiraImport OptionsManager optionsManager,
@JiraImport GenericConfigManager genericConfigManager,
@JiraImport JiraBaseUrls jiraBaseUrls) {

super(customFieldValuePersister, optionsManager, genericConfigManager, jiraBaseUrls);
this.optionsManager = optionsManager;

public Map<String, Object> getVelocityParameters(final Issue issue,
final CustomField field,
final FieldLayoutItem fieldLayoutItem) {

final Map<String, Object> parameters = super.getVelocityParameters(issue, field, fieldLayoutItem);//
FieldConfig fieldConfiguration = null;
if(issue == null)
fieldConfiguration = field.getReleventConfig(new SearchContextImpl());
} else
fieldConfiguration = field.getRelevantConfig(issue);
Options options = this.optionsManager.getOptions(fieldConfiguration);
this.optionsManager.createOption(fieldConfiguration, null, new Long(1), "New Client");
// TODO: Populate other options with 'Company names' from DB
return parameters;


Here is my edit.vm file so far. Basically just populating the dropdown with the options.

Also it checks if the dropdown equals 'New Client' and includes an additional `<input>` tag. This part does not work 




#customControlHeader ($action $ $ $fieldLayoutItem.required $displayParameters $auiparams)

<select class="select" name="$" id="$">
#if (!$fieldLayoutItem || $fieldLayoutItem.required == false)
<option value="-1">$i18n.getText("common.words.none")</option>
<option value="">$i18n.getText("common.words.none")</option>
#foreach ($option in $configs.options)
#if(!$option.disabled || $option.disabled == false || ($value && $value == $option.optionId.toString()))
<option#if ($value && $value == $option.optionId.toString()) selected="selected"#end value="$option.optionId">$cfValueEncoder.encodeForHtml($option.value)</option>

#if ($value.equals("New Client"))
<input type="text"
value="$!value" />

#customControlFooter ($action $ $fieldLayoutItem.fieldDescription $displayParameters $auiparams)


For readaibility, i put these snippets in pastebin as well:



Side question, is there a different field besides `SelectCFType` that lets the user search all the options? 


Any suggestions with how to approach this problem would be really appreciated. Thanks for your help!

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