Script Runner script to update a custom field for a specific issue


I'm pretty new to writing scripts, and I'm hoping this is a pretty simple one, but I can't get it to work from the script console.

I'm trying to write a simple script to update a custom field value for an issue specified in the script. The code I have is:

import com.atlassian.jira.component.ComponentAccessor
import com.atlassian.jira.issue.CustomFieldManager
import com.atlassian.jira.issue.fields.CustomField
import com.atlassian.jira.issue.IssueManager
import com.atlassian.jira.issue.Issue
import com.atlassian.jira.issue.MutableIssue

def issueManager = ComponentAccessor.getIssueManager()
def customFieldManager = ComponentAccessor.getCustomFieldManager()

def issue = issueManager.getIssueObject(137007)
def textCf = customFieldManager.getCustomFieldObject(14602) 

issue.setCustomFieldValue(textCf, "MyText")

I'm starting pretty simple; just specifying the id for the issue, and the custom field. It doesn't give me any error, but it just doesn't work. Any ideas on what I'm missing?



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Hi Darren,

You can run the script below to your script console and will update the value for the text custom field with name "test CF" for the issue with key "Issue-key". 

import com.atlassian.jira.issue.ModifiedValue
import com.atlassian.jira.issue.util.DefaultIssueChangeHolder
import com.atlassian.jira.component.ComponentAccessor

def issueManager = ComponentAccessor.getIssueManager()
def currentIssue = issueManager.getIssueObject("Issue-Key")
def customFieldManager = ComponentAccessor.getCustomFieldManager()
def tgtField = customFieldManager.getCustomFieldObjects(currentIssue).find { == "test CF"}
def changeHolder = new DefaultIssueChangeHolder();
tgtField.updateValue(null, currentIssue, new ModifiedValue(currentIssue.getCustomFieldValue(tgtField), "new value"),changeHolder);

Please let me know if this works for you.


Hey Darren,

                      Issue.setCustomFieldValue() is no longer working. We have to do it using changeholder and updatevalue as described above by Thanos.



Chander Inguva

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