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Scripted field for status of Epic

I want to have a scripted field in my development tickets which can show me the current status of the linked Epic. This can help me create an overview for my releases.

We have Scriptrunner , JCMF and Automation for Jira.

I have looked at a lot of scripts through this forum, but none which does the trick for me.

Help would be greatly appreciated!


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Assuming you want the workflow status of the epic (and not the internal epic status (new/in progress/done) ... you can do the following using a scriptrunner custom scripted field:

Give your new field a name: Status Of Epic

Set template = Custom

Put the following in the template:

#set ($componentAccessor = $constantsManager.getClass().forName('com.atlassian.jira.component.ComponentAccessor').newInstance())
#set ($cfManager = $componentAccessor.customFieldManager)
#set ($epicLinkField = $cfManager.getCustomFieldObjectByName('Epic Link'))
#set ($epic = $issue.getCustomFieldValue($epicLinkField))
#set ($status = $epic.status)
class="jira-issue-status-lozenge aui-lozenge
<span class=&quot;jira-issue-status-tooltip-title&quot;>

Then in the Inline Script:

import com.atlassian.jira.component.ComponentAccessor
def cfManager = ComponentAccessor.customFieldManager
def epicLinkField = cfManager.getCustomFieldObjectByName('Epic Link')

def epic = issue.getCustomFieldValue(epicLinkField)

 If you don't care about displaying the status like it does for the current issue (with lozenge and color) then your can just set template=text

Thanks a bunch, exactly what I was looking for and works like a charm!

@Peter-Dave Sheehan will this works with JQL search?

Yes, but with some limitations.

A scripted field on issue A based on status in Issue B will be calculated and added to index when A is changed or indexed.

If issue B changes status, the indexed data will be stale (still have the old value) until issue A is updated/indexed again.

If you want to show the field on the children of the Epic, you can use the JMCF custom field "Parent Status Field".  

I've tried this, and found I only got the status for parents of Sub-tasks.

The use case I have is for stories/bugs.

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