rest api: where do I find list of searcher classes?

Searching on a created custom field using jql gives error:

error  "Field 'cf[10024]' is not searchable, it is only sortable."

I understand this to be result of not defining a searcher for the field, so where do I find a list of available searchers?

The field was created with:

"type": "com.atlassian.jira.plugin.system.customfieldtypes:textfield"

 

I have found field type definitions here:

https://bobswift.atlassian.net/wiki/spaces/CSOT/pages/41287807/Custom+Field+Types

By the way, the table is missing :textfield - which I am using for a simple text field, I just need to find the searcher for it.  (I'm guessing the class is  TextSearcher, just need to know how to define it when creating the field)

 

 

 

2 answers

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Alexey Matveev Community Champion Nov 06, 2017

Hello, 

Navigate to the Custom Fields page, locate the desired custom field and choose cog icon > Edit.

You can read more here:

https://confluence.atlassian.com/adminjiraserver071/configuring-a-custom-field-802592532.html

Unfortunately that does not help as we need to configure as much as possible using the REST API without having a user log in to the JIRA web app.

 

Somewhere on my searches, I found example of creating a custom field, and there is a seacherKey field (here: https://docs.atlassian.com/jira/REST/cloud/?_ga=2.158266362.171452215.1508917703-1204457752.1498574522#api/2/field-createCustomField

 

{
    "name": "New custom field",
    "description": "Custom field for picking groups",
    "type": "com.atlassian.jira.plugin.system.customfieldtypes:grouppicker",
    "searcherKey": "com.atlassian.jira.plugin.system.customfieldtypes:grouppickersearcher"
}

- this is what I believe I am missing - and hence asking for the values of type and searcherKey for all supported field types.

 

I have found Javadoc for custom fields and it is possible the value is the name of the class, but all in lower case, so it may be a case of try it and see what happens.

After a bit of guesswork, we have success!

create custom field as below.

 

{
    "name": "test-for-search",
    "description": "Custom field for testing search",
    "type": "com.atlassian.jira.plugin.system.customfieldtypes:textfield",
    "searcherKey": "com.atlassian.jira.plugin.system.customfieldtypes:textsearcher"
}

 

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