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.


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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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