How to copy the value of one of my custom fields to another field (comment) based on a specific transition.

I have created custom field for input textbox and associated with one of transition screen.

After executing transition action, i need this custom field value to be added on comment of that issue.

I could not find any related post condition or even - "copy from other" also does not show "comment" in destination field.

please suggest how it could be possible.

3 answers

you can write your own postfunction. see

Issue issue=transientVars.getIssue();
Object var1=issue.getCustomFieldValue(ComponentAccessor.getCustomFieldManager().getCustomFieldObjectByName("<your text field>"));
JiraAuthenticationContext authContext=ComponentAccessor.getJiraAuthenticationContext();

ComponentAccessor.getIssueManager().updateIssue(authContext.getLoggedInUser() , issue, EventDispatchOption.EventDispatchOptionImpl.ISSUE_UPDATED , false);


you can put the above code and check in execute() method of workflow postfunction module.

Also see

Or directly execute your given code in jira administrator somewhere to allow me to appear post condition script execution.

Is this not possible to do this directly on jira administroator UI...?

i don't want do create any plugin or code for that.

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Thomas Schlegel Community Champion Nov 19, 2013


Jira Workflow Toolbox-Plugin has a workflow post function called "Add a comment". This is exactly doing what you describe above.

The plugin is not free, it is commercial.



Thanks for sharing.

I need free one only.

same question here

and also check this

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