Populate custom field from external url connection

I have a requirement that i should show a drop down field which will have the values coming from an xml which is not on jira server ie I have to make a cross domail call. I have made a jsp which is on jira server and it is reading that url but this jsp is having the jira defualt codes as will (in view source i can see all other jira tags along with my data). My data is coming under the tag <section> :
<section id="content" role="main">
<node1>somevalue</node> <node2>some value</node></section>

I have to show these values in a drop down.I am using the jira version 5.2.4 How to do this ?


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Renjith Pillai Community Champion Feb 02, 2013

Make a new customfield type that reads the url and use it.


Yes , i have to create a new custom field but it would be of which category. I have once used the CSV upload for making a drop down field but the problem with there is a problem with CSV that we have to update it on a monthly/weekly basis. So which custom field type can we use ?

I am also trying the below code for making a extenal url connection (have jira setup on my local machine ) but that is also not working.

<script type="text/javascript">
var fieldId = "customfield_10202";
function fieldOptions(data) {
console.log (data);
var currentValue = AJS.$("#" + fieldId).val();
var select = AJS.$("select#" + fieldId);
var foundIt = false;
AJS.$.each(data, function(index, option) {
if (option == currentValue) {
select.append("<option selected>" + option + "</option>");
foundIt = true;
else {
select.append("<option>" + option + "</option>");

if (!foundIt) {
select.append("<option>" + currentValue + "</option>");

AJS.$("input#" + fieldId).remove();

AJS.$(document).ready(function() {
AJS.$("#" + fieldId).parent().append("<select class='select' id='" + fieldId + "' name='" + fieldId + "'></select>");
AJS.$("input#" + fieldId).hide();
url: "http://server.mysamplejsp.jsp",
success : function(Respxml){
alert("data success"+Respxml);



Not calling the fucntion but the alert itself are not coming.Please suggest.

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