How can I fill a URL field (or Confluence link) from a custom field?


This is about OnDemand/Cloud – I know there are multiple solutions for hosted JIRA instances. I tried all OnDemand addons I could find (enabled them all) but couldn't find anything allowing programmatic (or even regex-based) value transformations.


I need to create a link to Confluence (so either an internal Confluence reference or a URL will be fine) based on the value of a custom dropdown field.

Ideally there would be a map from the selected value to a Wiki page so I have total freedom about the location of the target pages but I could make it work if I could just prefix the value with the base URL and apply a simple search&replace to the value so, for example, value 'Foo Bar' would be prefixed with '', the value would be URL encoded (rough search/replace would do) to form the URL of


I don't mind the actual solution – whether it's a map, a regex, some javascript/groovy code or anything else at all; either autoupdate field or a post function will do.


How can I do that?




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This sort of programmatic function isn't available for JIRA Cloud. Scripting is a restricted function, and the add-ons currently available for Cloud don't provide a related functionality.

Creating the links automatically based on a Custom Field would only be possible in a JIRA Server installation.

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