scripted creating "Cascading Select" custom field

Hi all!

I need a "Cascading Select" custom field (2 levels). It should be populated with a a few hundred distinct values as options and I need to automate the creation and maintenance in some way. I have the values in a xls, is there some way to create the options using Jelly or another scripting language?

I want to generate the code from the xls sheet ...


2 answers

1 accepted

0 votes
Accepted answer

Jelly supports the creation of cascading select - there's an example of how you nest the options on the jelly tags page at

p.s. Hennings is right too. You should use whichever you're more comfortable with - both work and both are neat, relatively simple and lend themselves to adding lots of options from a spreadsheet.

0 votes
Henning Tietgens Community Champion Nov 19, 2013

You can use the Script Runner plugin and a built in script to import values into customfields from a text file, even for cascading selects.

Suggest an answer

Log in or Sign up to answer
Community showcase
Published Nov 27, 2018 in Portfolio for Jira

Introducing a new planning experience in Portfolio for Jira (Server/DC)

In the past, Portfolio for Jira required a high degree of detail–foresight that was unrealistic for many businesses to   have–in   order to produce a reliable long-term roadmap. We're tur...

2,436 views 15 19
Read article

Atlassian User Groups

Connect with like-minded Atlassian users at free events near you!

Find a group

Connect with like-minded Atlassian users at free events near you!

Find my local user group

Unfortunately there are no AUG chapters near you at the moment.

Start an AUG

You're one step closer to meeting fellow Atlassian users at your local meet up. Learn more about AUGs

Groups near you