Not able to create issue with custom fields. For our project there are some mandatary custom fields

Here is my code -

IssueRestClient issueClient = restClient.getIssueClient();

IssueInputBuilder issueInputBuilder = new IssueInputBuilder(project, key, summary);
IssueType issueType = new IssueType(jiraServerUri, key, summary, false, "Testing creating issue REST API client", null);

BasicComponent component = new BasicComponent(jiraServerUri, 1L, "Sample-component", "abcdefgh Testing rest api");


List<ComplexIssueInputFieldValue> a1 = new ArrayList<ComplexIssueInputFieldValue>();

Map<String, Object> valuemapMap = new HashMap<String, Object>();
valuemapMap.put("id", "");

Map<String, Object> valuemap2 = new HashMap<String, Object>();
valuemapMap.put("value", a1);

ComplexIssueInputFieldValue fieldvalue = new ComplexIssueInputFieldValue(valuemap2);

issueInputBuilder.setFieldValue("customfield_14617", "Test");
issueInputBuilder.setFieldValue("customfield_15101", new ComplexIssueInputFieldValue(valuemapMap));

issueInputBuilder.setFieldValue("customfield_14623", new ComplexIssueInputFieldValue(valuemapMap));
issueInputBuilder.setFieldValue("customfield_18202", a1); 
issueInputBuilder.setFieldValue("versions", a1);


IssueInput issueInput =;

Promise<BasicIssue> promise = restClient.getIssueClient().createIssue(issueInput);




promise.isDone returns false and issue is not created in jira server. 

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Alexey Matveev Community Champion Nov 20, 2017


You said that there are some mandatory fields for your project. Do you set values for them in your code?

Yes all the customfield_<id> are my mandatary fields and as you see in my code I am filling values for those

Alexey Matveev Community Champion Nov 20, 2017

Usually Jira returns also the exact error with the response in Json. Look at the Json returned by Jira.

This is the error i get after setting values for all customfields. Says required even after passing values to it

RestClientException{statusCode=Optional.of(400), errorCollections=[ErrorCollection{status=400, errors={customfield_18202=Exists On is required., versions=Affects Version/s is required., customfield_15101=Found by is required., customfield_14623=Development Stage is required.}, errorMessages=[]}]}

Does anyone have sample example code to create jira with java restcliend. by considering some of the custom_fields for particular project are mandatary. and create issue with all those fields.

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