Set assignee based on a custom field value

I have installed scriptrunner as I believe it is necessary for me to set the Assignee based on a customfield value. If custom field, Value, is set to 1, I want to assign john.smith. If custom field, Value, is set to 2, i want to assign betty.williams, etc.

I looked at this answer

And am trying to interpret to know what I need to replace in terms of the custom field, custom field value, and assigee. Please bear with me as I haven't done coding in almost 10 years!

Is the reference to CustomField the ID or the field name? I would assume ID since that is unique, but it's not clear. Same with value - I would think I would put in the actual value name as I don't recall seeing the ID in the URL. For assignee, I'm confused as to what to replace.

Appreciate any ideas/assistance.

1 answer

1 accepted

0 votes
Accepted answer
Tarun Sapra Community Champion Feb 26, 2014

My advice - always refer cutom fields by IDs and this worked for me in one of my scripts -


So if you go to the link you have shared you can use the ID of custom field and you can know the ID of any custom field by going to it's edit screen and the ID wouuld be part of the URL.

Suggest an answer

Log in or Sign up to answer
Community showcase
Published Nov 27, 2018 in Portfolio for Jira

Introducing a new planning experience in Portfolio for Jira (Server/DC)

In the past, Portfolio for Jira required a high degree of detail–foresight that was unrealistic for many businesses to   have–in   order to produce a reliable long-term roadmap. We're tur...

2,770 views 18 21
Read article

Atlassian User Groups

Connect with like-minded Atlassian users at free events near you!

Find a group

Connect with like-minded Atlassian users at free events near you!

Find my local user group

Unfortunately there are no AUG chapters near you at the moment.

Start an AUG

You're one step closer to meeting fellow Atlassian users at your local meet up. Learn more about AUGs

Groups near you