Jira: Is it possible to automatically set the User's Group to a Custom Field by Reporter?

Hi everyone!

I've created a custom field and I would like it to be set automatically to a User's Group by who reported the issue, so that if I'm a reporter in fx jira-developer group, the custom field is set automatically to jira-developer group when I report an issue. I need this cause I would like to be able to get a pie chart of what group is reporting the most / fewest issues.

I've tried the plugin Dynamic Forms but it didn't quite do the trick.

Best regards


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If you have the Script Runner plugin installed, then you could try having a Scripted Field which will display the Reporter's group.

In your scripted field, you would need a groovy script like this:

import com.atlassian.jira.ComponentManager
import com.atlassian.jira.user.util
import com.atlassian.jira.issue.Issue
import com.atlassian.crowd.embedded.api.User

def componentManager = ComponentManager.getInstance()
def userUtil = componentManager.getUserUtil()
def Reporter = issue.getReporter().getDisplayName();

GroupList = userUtil.getGroupsForUser(Reporter);

return GroupList[0].getName();

That code would just display one group. You'd have to modify it to display more groups.

Thanx guys, you are awesome! :) I'll try this out and hopefully it will work out

I'm getting error when I try to run the script - something you can help with?

org.codehaus.groovy.control.MultipleCompilationErrorsException: startup failed: Script7.groovy: 2: unable to resolve class com.atlassian.jira.user.util @ line 2, column 1. import com.atlassian.jira.user.util ^ 1 error

This is interesting. Do you have just one group for each user? If not, then how do you plan to sort out which group exactly should be in the custom field. I have not done it, but I think a workaround is possible using Jira Suite Utilities and configure a post function to copy values.

Thanx Mishra, I'll check this out! :)

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