On change of issue type, multi-select custom field does not behave like components/versions fields

Similar question was asked in this thread, https://answers.atlassian.com/questions/43534 before. But still hitting this issue after using the suggested answer, 

<script type="text/javascript">
new AJS.MultiSelect({
element: $("#customfield_XXXXX"),
itemAttrDisplayed: "label",
errorMessage: AJS.params.multiselectComponentsError


Any ideas how to fix this? Any help will be appreciated.

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That answer is from 2012.  More recent versions of JIRA are preventing the injection of javascript because it breaks things in interesting ways (including introducing security holes).  You could try it in the announcement banner, but I'm not sure the code is valid any more, given its age.

Thanks Nic for your response.


Please is there any other safe way I could achieve this? my JIRA instance version is 7.0.0. and will upgrade it soon to 7.1.7 version and I need my multi-select custom field to behave like component/version fields.

any suggestions or solution will be highly appreciated.

I don't know of any way to do this, other than creating custom field types that can use the javascript you need.

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