set parent custom field value


how can I set a parent custom field value?

I've already tried the following code:

def cf = ComponentAccessor.getCustomFieldManager().getCustomFieldObjectByName("Single Select");
def value = ComponentAccessor.optionsManager.getOptions(cf.getRelevantConfig(issue))?.find { it.toString() == 'Value'};
issue.parentObject.setCustomFieldValue(cf, value);
issue.setCustomFieldValue(cf, value);

 The last code line does work, so the customfield value of the subtask customfield gets updated. Unfortunately, the customfield of the parent Issue does not get the new value!


Best regards,


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Hi @Louisa Pabst,

If you want to avoid having to write code, you can also accomplish it using the Update on Transition for JIRA add-on, which supports using/setting system and custom fields from parent issues… including making the update conditional based on an expression or a JQL query.

This recipe shows how it is used to add a comment to a linked issue during a workflow transition, but the overall approach applies to your Use Case as well.

I don't really wanna use an extra add-on! But thanks for your response!

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