Jira - 6.0 - How to configure logic between two fields

Hi Everyone,

I am inquirying about the ability to associate two JIRA custom fields by adding logic in order to provide a short list of results. I believe an example is the best way forward to show what I am after:

Custom Field 1 - select list type (which has options a,b,c,d)

Custom Field 2 - select list type (which has options e,f,g,h)

I would like to implement an association/logic that would allow that when a user selects Field 1 value = 'a' then field 2 would present only values e,f which are predefined associations.

Real life example:
When selecting Component = Server then the affects version would only display valid server releases within a particular project.

Thanks in advance!

Daniel

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Cascading Select CF Type can fulfill your requirement as Nic suggested.

#1 you go to Admin->Customfields->Add Customfield->Cascading Select->Next

#2 you give name and associate it for which issuetypes and projects, it is required then press Next

#3 associate to the screens and press Update. you can find your customfield in the list.

#4 Go to your customfield and select the Configure under the Cog dropdpwn.

#5 click Edit Options, you give a,b,c,d values by selecting Edit Parent select list

#6 you configue each option for a,b,c,d by clicking configure link

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The behaviour you describe is what a "cascading select" custom field is for. You don't need any code or complexity to make that work

Tieing other fields together is a different matter though. Component -> affects version is something you'll need to code for yourself, with either javascript or even a full on plugin to do it for you.

Thank You Nic and Bharadwaj for the tips, the Cascading Select Type is exactly what I am looking for, but I apparently did not mentioned that I would require the Cascading lists to be 4-5 levels deep.
Seems there are some commercial plugins in the marketplace like https://marketplace.atlassian.com/plugins/com.sourcesense.jira.plugin.cascadingselect

but would expect this to be part of the core library. If you have come across a free version that extends the 2 level cascading select you please let me know

Thanks again

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