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How to get a custom field values from parameters in JIRA

I created new Custom Field and in the implementation of any methods

validateFromParams() or getSingularObjectFromString()

I would like to get the values of the other custom fields,

but the values which are just typed in the forms and not taken directly from the database

like example below:

IssueManager issueManager = ComponentManager.getInstance().getIssueManager();

CustomFieldManager customFieldManager = ComponentManager.getInstance().getCustomFieldManager();

Issue issue = issueManager.getIssueObject("JIRA-123");

So I have a list of all the custom fields:

List<CustomField> customFields = customFieldManager.getCustomFieldObjects();
for (CustomField element : customFields) {
		element.getFieldName() + "\n" + element.getId() + "\n"
		+ "VALUE: " + element.getGenericValue() + "\n" 
		+ "============================="

but I cannot see the method for getting value (getGenericValue() doesn't return it).

Do you know any solutions for it?


4 answers

1 accepted


You have to pass other customfield's value as a part of your custom customfield value. How you can do that?

Use javascript to put other cf value in hidden text input with name:


then in your CF in method getValueFromCustomFieldParams you can extract this value like here:


Hope it was helpful.


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Tuncay Senturk Community Leader Aug 11, 2014


As far as I understand your question, you need to



Thanks Tuncay,

I already tried it, but the value is taken from the database directly, but I need value from the just edited form. Moreover when you click "Create Issue" button, enter some values and press Save, you don't have Issue ID yet in the validateFromParams() method.

I goal is to make field "B" required only when field "A" is not empty. I don't want to do this using JS, because I want this validation for the following: edit, quick edit, inline edit, bulk change, REST API and also for the all transitions. The condition can be hardcoded in the Java code, I am okay with it.


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Tuncay Senturk Community Leader Aug 11, 2014

Hmm, I see the problem, sorry for my prior answer.

Since the value is not persisted, it lives on client side and I do not think there may be any solution without javascript. I can suggest workflow validators but as you mentioned you can only use it on transitions, not in edit, inline edit or such modes.

Sorry, but I have no idea :(


Hi Krzysztof,

This is exactly what I was looking for. I guess, when we edit issue via REST, we cannot get other field values to validate dependent fields. Am I right?


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