Setting customfield value in JIRA 7

Hello All, 

Im not sure why im having so much problems with something so simple. 

Im attempting to set a customfield and made sure the ID is correct and everything but its always returning null results with the customfield not being updated. Here is a snippet of my basic code: 


import com.atlassian.jira.component.ComponentAccessor
import com.atlassian.jira.ComponentManager
import com.atlassian.jira.issue.MutableIssue
import com.atlassian.jira.issue.CustomFieldManager

CustomFieldManager customFieldManager = ComponentAccessor.getCustomFieldManager()
MutableIssue issue = ComponentAccessor.getIssueManager().getIssueObject('JTP-123')

issue.setCustomFieldValue(ComponentAccessor.getCustomFieldManager().getCustomFieldObject(10108), "Yes")

 Many thanks, 


1 answer

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Use IssueService to update the custom field values.

IssueService issueService = ComponentAccessor.getIssueService();
IssueInputParameters issueInputParameters = issueService.newIssueInputParameters();

issueInputParameters.addCustomFieldValue(customField.getIdAsLong(),"New Value");

ApplicationUser loggedInUser = ComponentAccessor.getJiraAuthenticationContext().getLoggedInUser();
UpdateValidationResult validationResult = issueService.validateUpdate(loggedInUser, issue.getId(), issueInputParameters);
if (validationResult.isValid()){
    IssueResult result = issueService.update(loggedInUser, validationResult);

Give above is the snippet from JIRA Development Cookbook - Third Edition.

The custom field value will change depending on the field type.

Thank you so much! This worked for me. 

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