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Set user picker field based on text field

Sam Bartolome
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May 21, 2023


We would like to populate a user picker field like assignee or similar field based on free text field.

The free text field has the full name or display name of our users.

We have scriptrunner and are struggling to set this up


We have tried to use this approach with no luck,





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Ram Kumar Aravindakshan _Adaptavist_
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May 22, 2023

Hi @Sam Bartolome

Could you please provide a little more information, i.e. when would you like to populate the Assignee field?

Is it on the Create screen via Behaviour or are you trying to do this via Listener or Post-Function?

Kindly provide this information, and I will try to provide an example code.

Thank you and Kind regards,


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May 22, 2023

Full name or display name is not uniqe definer. so you can reach user id but it will not permanent solution in long term.

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