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Update custom field using jira-python

issue.update(fields={'customfield_10100': {'value','Two'}})

I have a multiselect list and below error occurs if i try to update

"response text = {"errorMessages":[],"errors":{"Custom_field":"data was not an array"}}"

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Shaun S
Atlassian Team
Atlassian Team members are employees working across the company in a wide variety of roles.
Jul 29, 2017

Hi Amar,


I was able to set the field values for a multi-select field by correcting the syntax of the code you provided.  I used the REST API Example as a guide.  If you change the code to read as 

issue.update(fields={'customfield_10100': [{'value':'Two'}]})

I believe it should work. 

yes thank you for the reply.. i did figured it out

Hey i need to modify single select field (drop down)  i tried below code.

1. issue.update(fields={'customfield_11104': 'Staging'})

2. issue.update(fields={'customfield_11104': [{'value': 'Staging'}]})

3. I tried this one also issue.update(fields={'customfield_11104':[{'value':'46707'}]})

but got the error like 

response text = {"errorMessages":[],"errors":{"customfield_11104":"Could not find valid 'id' or 'value' in the Parent Option object."}}

Like Carlos Catrilef likes this

This customfield_11104 is a single select dorp down field.

The metadata for my single select dropdown field includes "set", "value" and "id" and I found that only  "id" worked as follows:

 issue.update(fields={'customfield_11104': {'id':'10034'}})

I found the "id" for my field as follows:

jira = JIRA(jira_server, basic_auth=(jira_user, jira_token))
meta = jira.editmeta('ABC-1')

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