How do I populate a custom field with different default values upon create based on issue type


The background for my question is: I have created a new issue type called Feature Request. When a feature request gets approved, we are simply moving it to be an epic instead, in the same project.

I want to be able to find all epics who originated from feature requests. The WAS / WAS IN operators are not support for the issueType field so I am out of luck on that front.

I therefore was thinking about adding a custom field called "featureRequest" for all issue types and default it to "true" when a feature request is created and default it to "false" when any other issue type is created. Upon moving the feature request to a different issue type, that featureRequest field value would be moved and I can query any issue type based on featureRequest=true.

My question: Without using add-ons such as ScriptRunner, what options do I have to implement this defaulting behavior? 

I tried field schemes, field configuration schemes, etc - no luck.

Or is there even a different way of querying an issue based on what prior issueType it once was?

Any advice?

Thanks, Helge

2 answers

Hi Helge,

You can use ScriptRunner for JIRA Cloud and write a Post Function for the create transition that will set the value of a custom field to whatever you need it to be.

A starting point is this example which adds two custom field values together, but you can change it to just set a custom field based on the issue type:

Let me know if you need more help,


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Joe Pitt Community Champion Feb 24, 2017

I would think when you move the issue it would take along the value for the field and overwrite  the default. Have you tried that?

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