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How to get the selected value from Database Values Selection Field using Javascript?


I have Database Values Selection Field in Create Issue Form. The values from the database are loaded properly in the control. I want to get the selected value from this custom field (when onchange event) and assign it to Summary Field .

I have tried the following javascript with SelectList field.

<script type="text/javascript">

prior = document.getElementById('customfield_10903');

if (prior)


prior.onchange=function() {

sum = document.getElementById('summary');




The above code is properly working for SelectList field. I tried this approach for Database Selection Field. But it is not working. Do I need to use something different to get value from Database Selection Field?. Please Advice.


Arunachalam M.

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you can try with this script if your jira version is 5.x and later

&lt;script type="text/javascript"&gt;
jQuery(document).ready(function($) {	
JIRA.bind(JIRA.Events.NEW_CONTENT_ADDED, function (e, context) {	
function addSummary(){			
		$('#customfield_10903').change(function() {	
			$('#summary').val($("#customfield_10903 option:selected").text());

Thanks for your reply. I am using Jira 5.2 only. But this code is not working.

I have added some alert message after this line to test

JIRA.bind(JIRA.Events.NEW_CONTENT_ADDED, function (e, context) {


It does not show the alert window. Please advice.

you load script as web-resource module and try.

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