How to set customfield initial value calculated based on the value of this customfield in other issues?


I have a customfield named "Internal code". This customfield must contain as initial value the next right internal code.

For example:

Issue1: Internal code=OX-001.001

Issue2: Internal code=OX-001.002

New Issue: The initial value for Internal code customfield must be: OX-001.003


Do you know which type of customfield must be "Internal code" and how to calculate the next right value? (using groovy, sil ......)

Thanks in advance



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Hey Begoña!

I suggest you take a look at the Script Runner add-on for JIRA Server. It has a feature called Scripted Fields which allows you to perform calculations on custom fields in JIRA.

The add-on is very straight-forward as it uses Groovy as its programming language, which, by itself, is very similar to Java.

I don't have that much knowledge on the add-on, I made very little scripts using that up to this point, but the documentation has some nice examples and there are lots of our users which are kind of specialists on this. I will tag your question with the 'script-runner' label, so that you may find lots of additional help on this here. wink



Thanks Joao! I'll study groovy and I'll try to solve this cuestion using them. Because I need: 1.- To propose an initial (calculated) value to the user (I'll try to use your suggestions) 2.- The user should change this solution (I think a Scripted Fields aren't editable) 3.- I need to control that the entry format meet an specific pattern I think I'll need at least 2 new customfields (scripted field + regex field) Thanks

Any one knows any example of Scripted fields to do something like that (or some point of the following)?:

1.- Browse each issue in a project

2.- For each issue read the CF1 value

3.- Obtain a substring of this CF value (for example we call name this as Substr_CF1)

4.- After browse all issues to determine which is the maximom Substr_CF1 -> max_Subtr_CF1

5.- max_Substr_CF1+=1

6.- Propose as initial value for the new issue: first_part_of_CF1+max_SubstrCF1

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