Problem with status transition

Hi everybody,

 we have a problem with status transition.




The custom field is not existing in our JIRA-Database.





We have not configures a Validators permission and set not “Required”  by Field Configurations.




What can we do to solve the problem?


Best Regards,



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Could you read your log file for a time around the point you get this error?  You should find an explicit reference to the custom field number with a load of developer info stuck around it.  (Actually, just searching your log for 15854 should turn it up too)

The error message should include some class names which would tell us exactly where the error is happening.

One issue with the way JIRA handles the removal of custom fields could be a problem here - you're saying you have no validators on the workflow transition, but you actually might have one (also, this could be a post function), and JIRA can't display it because of the loss of the custom field.  (I thought this had improved in recent versions, but it still may not be in the workflow diagram).  Could you try editing the workflow as well - check post-functions as well as validators!

Hi Nic,

her the Logfile.





You have an "update custom field" post function on the workflow transition, referring to a field you have deleted. The function is from the jira suite utilities, but it should still show up when you edit the workflow java.lang.IllegalArgumentException: Unable to find field 'customfield_15854' at com.googlecode.jsu.util.WorkflowUtils.getFieldFromKey( at com.googlecode.jsu.workflow.function.UpdateIssueCustomFieldPostFunction.executeFunction(

I have found the solution. Thanks for your help, which has steered me in the right direction.

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Peter Bengov Community Champion Feb 08, 2015

What fields do you have in the Doppelte Bastatigung screen?

Hi Peter, the screen „Doppelte Bastatigung“ is empty. If we set to “Screen: None - it will happen instantly” we get the same message. Regards, Sven

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