How can i Search the Issue of an Custom field with Java?

From another system I get a custom field value X and I want use this value to search the Issue of this custom field. How can I do this with java. Do you have a example?

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I'm not sure of the structure of your custom field and it's values, but it sounds to me like you may need to write a searcher for it. See and look for the customfield-searcher module

If the field was a simple string, date, number, etc, and stored normally in Jira like the standard custom fields, you could simply use the most appropriate built-in searcher. But I've a feeling that won't work for your field.

I have next cod to get the CustomField:

String genesisID = "genesisID";
CustomField genesisIDField =    fieldManager.getCustomField(genesisID);
 Object genesisIDValue = genesisIDField.getCustomFieldType().getValueFromIssue(genesisIDField, [WHAT IS HIS ISSUE])

But, I need some code to search the ISSUE ID of the CustomField with value "X".

Sorry, you've lost me. That code is out of context - I don't know where you're running it, or quite why.

Start at the beginning. What TYPE is the field? How does it store it's data?

I get from another system a custom field(name = genesisID) with value X. I want use value X to get the ISSUE of Custom Field. What i knos is the name of Customfield and the Value of Custom Field.

I'm afraid that's just repeating yourself instead of answering the question.

Could you tell us what TYPE of field you are working with. What TYPE is the field called genesisID?

Once we know that, we will be in a better place to understand "I want to use value X to get the issue of custom field" - that itself sounds wrong to me though - custom fields belong to issues. We'd expect you to be asking "what value is stored for custom field X on issue Y" or "I need to search for issues that have customfield value Y in custom field X", but "use value X to get issue of custom field" just does not make sense.

I need to search for issues that have Customfield value Y in Custom field x. That is what i want. I have only Customfiield value Y and Customfield X.

The Type is an Text-Field

For the third time. Please answer the question

What TYPE is custom field X ?

Ok, so, can you search this field as a human using the standard ui? For example, using the advanced search, you put in something like:

genesisID ~ "XYZ-123"

and it finds all the issues where genesisID contains XYZ-123 as a string?

Yes, it finds all the issues. How do i this with java?

Thank you. How can I get the key ID (like 10010L) of genesisID? From DataBase or Jira UI?

Good, that means the field has a text searcher associated with it correctly, which gets us most of the way there.

Depends on the context of where you are doing it and why, but here's a starter:

  • final JqlQueryBuilder myJQL = JqlQueryBuilder.newBuilder();
  • myJQL.where().customField(10010L).like("XYZ-123");
  • Query query = myJQL.buildQuery();
  • final SearchResults results =, query, PagerFilter.getUnlimitedFilter());

Note that the 10010L in the second line is the custom field's key id, so you'll need to change that to whatever it is for genesisID

That will get you a "search results" object which has some useful info about your search, including a list that contains each issue returned:

  • List<Issue> issues = results.getIssues();

thank you very much, the information is useful! field manager has no method "getCustomFieldByName (" genesisID ")". I use Jira 5.1.8.

You could get it by reading the database - table is customfield.

Jira UI exposes it too - hover the cursor over the admin links or go into one of them for the field, and you'll see an id=xxxxx, or customfield_xxxxx in the urls exposed.

In code, there are functions like fieldManager.getCustomFieldByName("genesisID")

Sorry, I should have said that was a bit of a guess about getCustomFieldByName - I've done it in my own code, but I didn't remember exactly how. It's actually customFieldManager.getCustomFieldObjectByName(fname)

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