ScriptRunner: custom field with different options by project


Is it possible with Adaptavist ScriptRunner to have different option lists by project on a select list custom field?


The objective is to have just one custom field with custom options by project to avoid having one custom field for each project.


Project A

  • Option 1
  • Option 2
  • Option 3

Project B

  • Option 4
  • Option 5
  • Option 6


Thank you.

1 answer

Hi Carlos,

This is definitely achievable. You can do this in one of two ways:

1. Add an additional context (native JIRA). Create one custom select field, when you click "Configure" on the options menu, you can select to "Add a new context" from that field. Contexts can be restricted to specific project, thus you can configure various options for given projects. This option is a native JIRA feature that would only require one field (as per your requirement).

The only drawback to this approach is if you have a lot of common options, and lots of different projects, you can end up with lots of duplication. In that circumstance, it is better to use ScriptRunner Behaviors (see option 2 below).

2. Use an initialiser in behaviors. This would require one custom select field, with one context and one set of options. You would then put in a custom script that would check the project and determine which options to show them. You can find out how to do this, by looking at our example for setting system field defaults (

I hope this helps!


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