How to change the value of a custom field using Java?

I'm trying to edit a few custom fields on a custiom issue type. I have an array of keys for issues, I've queried for the issues, now how in the world do modify the values of the custom fields I'm targeting?

I'm a complete newbe here, so please be gentile :)

Thanks,

Ryan

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Hi Ryan, here's a simplified example:

//get custom field
FieldManager fieldManager = ComponentManager.getInstance().getFieldManager();
String field = "customfield_10000";
CustomField myCustomField = fieldManager.getCustomField(field);

//read value
Object val = myCustomField.getCustomFieldType().getValueFromIssue(myCustomField, issue);
String customFieldValue = val == null ? "" : val.toString();

//write data to custom field
ArrayList<String> customFieldNewContent = new ArrayList<String>();
customFieldNewContent.add("new value");
this.persister.updateValues(fieldStart, issue.getId(), PersistenceFieldType.TYPE_LIMITED_TEXT, customFieldNewContent);

Good luck!

Thanks a million Dennis :D

Oh! one more thing, what is the persister reference...

I don't see a type declaration, and I didnt have any luck looking for Persisters...

this.persister.updateValues(fieldStart, issue.getId(), PersistenceFieldType.TYPE_LIMITED_TEXT, customFieldNewContent);

thanks again :)

Mea culpa, you need to add the persister to your constructor, here's a snippet from my code:

public class IssueUpdatedListener implements InitializingBean, DisposableBean {
 
    private static final Logger log = LoggerFactory.getLogger(IssueUpdatedListener.class);
 
    private final EventPublisher eventPublisher;

	private final CustomFieldValuePersister persister;
     
    /**
     * Constructor.
     * @param eventPublisher injected {@code EventPublisher} implementation.
     */
    public IssueUpdatedListener(EventPublisher eventPublisher,CustomFieldValuePersister persister) {
        this.eventPublisher = eventPublisher;
        this.persister = persister;   // <==== this is what you need
    }

Also, be sure to have the following imports:

import com.atlassian.jira.issue.customfields.persistence.CustomFieldValuePersister;
import com.atlassian.jira.issue.customfields.persistence.PersistenceFieldType;
import com.atlassian.jira.issue.fields.CustomField;
import com.atlassian.jira.issue.fields.FieldManager;

And what is fieldStart? It doesn't have any declaration as well.

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