How to set a checkbox field to a value using a post function?

I have a custom field checkbox with values yes and no and would like to get a certain value (yes) checked upon a transition. How can I do this using a standard post function? I tried using "set custom field value" but must have missed something.

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hi anja.

can you please try using "Update Issue Custom Field" instead ?

it requires to have the Suite Utilities installed which you can find here



Using Update Issue Custom Field post-function, what value do you give for for selecting a check-box?


Thank you

  1. Configure the custom field.
  2. Edit options.
  3. Click 'edit' for the option that you wish to set.
  4. Look at the URL in browser bar and scroll to the end.  You should see something like '&selectedValue=11001'.
  5. Set custom field value in the transition to '11001'.

Hi David,


That's a great fix and saved me hours of pain. Thank you!

My only question... do you know how you would untick the value using this method?

e.g. when value is '11001' = True, when value is null = False

Thanks in advance if you are able to help!

The JIRA Suite Utilities plugin provides additional workflow post-functions:

  • Clear Field Value - This post function will clear values from a Radio/ Checkbox custom field.

I'm having the same problem. In my case I wanted to enter multiple values in a multiple value field. There is no documentation on how to do this in a post function. I tried entering just one in the "custom field value" text box and using "append" checkbox. But it fails when I try to do the transition.

Are you using any sort of quotes or just entering the value?  I'm using the Workflow Enhancer for JIRA (free) and it seems to work.  I'm not getting it to do multiple values though.

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