What are the available searcher types when creating a number field using jelly scripts?

I'm trying to create a number custom field using jelly scripts. I can't find a reference to the available searcher types. I've tried "numbersearcher" and "none" and both return the error. Is this documented anywhere?


Exception: org.apache.commons.jelly.JellyTagException: null:7:0: The following problems were found: Invalid field type specified. searcher: Unknown searcher chosen

This is my code:


<JiraJelly xmlns:jira="jelly:com.atlassian.jira.jelly.enterprise.JiraTagLib">
<jira:CreateCustomField fieldType="number"
fieldName="EW ITEM No."



What searchers are available? I'll need to do this with date fields as well.


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Hi Greg.

"number" isn't a valid custom field type. I think you might mean "select"; if so, then the searcher you want is "multiselectsearcher".

Do you have access to the JIRA source code? You'll find all of the possible custom field types and custom searchers enumerated in a file called system-customfieldtypes-plugin.xml, which may be found in the src/main/resources/ directory of the jira-core project. In that file, the <valid-customfield-type> tags tell you which searchers are associated with which custom field types.


While I wait for the source code to download, what I'm trying to do is create a field in the same way as add field -> Number Field. Won't using "select" give me a text select box?

Oh, I see. Yes, in that case, the type you want is "float", and the searcher is either "exactnumber" or "numberrange".

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