How can I update a custom field when Assign to me button is click


I am using JIRA 6.0.6 and would like to update a custom field on a step when Assign to me button has been clicked. Is there a way I can acheive that. I know that adding a Listener might help but I can't seem to find any sample code.

Thanks for you help in advance.


3 answers

This widget could not be displayed.

Hi Anand,

Its a sample you are looking for

public class MyListenerClass  implements InitializingBean,DisposableBean 
	public void afterPropertiesSet() throws Exception 
	public void destroy() throws Exception 
	public void onIssueEvent(IssueEvent issueEvent) 
			// do stuff

This widget could not be displayed.


You could use script runner and create a listener on the Issue Assigned event.

And then just set the custom field over some groovy script.

here is an example:

package com.custom

import com.atlassian.jira.component.ComponentAccessor
import com.atlassian.jira.event.issue.AbstractIssueEventListener
import com.atlassian.jira.event.issue.IssueEvent
import com.atlassian.jira.issue.MutableIssue
import com.atlassian.crowd.embedded.api.User
import com.atlassian.jira.util.ImportUtils
import org.apache.log4j.Category

class MyCustomListener extends AbstractIssueEventListener {
    Category log = Category.getInstance(MyCustomListener .class)

    MyCustomListener () {

    void issueAssigned(IssueEvent event) {
        log.debug "${event.getEventTypeId()} EVENT on ${event.issue}:"

        Issue issue = event.issue


Suggest an answer

Log in or Sign up to answer
Atlassian Summit 2018

Meet the community IRL

Atlassian Summit is an excellent opportunity for in-person support, training, and networking.

Learn more
Community showcase
Posted Wednesday in New to Jira

Are you planning to trial, or are currently trialling Jira Software? - We want to talk to you!

Hello! I'm Rayen, a product manager at Atlassian. My team and I are working hard to improve the trial experience for Jira Software Cloud. We are interested in   talking to 20 people planning t...

165 views 2 0
Join discussion

Atlassian User Groups

Connect with like-minded Atlassian users at free events near you!

Find a group

Connect with like-minded Atlassian users at free events near you!

Find my local user group

Unfortunately there are no AUG chapters near you at the moment.

Start an AUG

You're one step closer to meeting fellow Atlassian users at your local meet up. Learn more about AUGs

Groups near you