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Get ID of custom dropdown value using groovy

Mark Love Jul 06, 2014


I'm writing a Jira Behviours script that accesses the epic linked to the current issue, and I then need to get the value of a custom dropdown of the epic

My script works ok, and can access the field, but getCustomFieldValue returns the string value of the drop down ("Team"), whereas I need the underlying integer ID (since the string values are not unique, due to different contexts)

How can I adapt my script so that it gets the ID, rather than the string value?

cfTeam = customFieldManager.getCustomFieldObjectByName("Team")
def epicTeam = epic.getCustomFieldValue(cfTeam)

I though adding .value, or value(), or specifying the variable as an int or double would do it, but it doesn't seem to



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JamieA Jul 06, 2014

I don't think this is related to behaviours... this is just jira's API I think.

getCustomFieldValue - will return an Option object for a single select. If you toString() it you will get the option value, but that's not what it actually returns.



Mark Love Jul 06, 2014

Fantastic, that worked first time. Thanks.

Where could I have found this in the API documentation - I feel like I'm stabbing in the dark here trying to find the right syntax and methods.

JamieA Jul 06, 2014

And don't worry... just give it 7 to 8 years of doing this on a constant basis and it will become second nature.

JamieA Jul 06, 2014

If it was me, I would have printed the return type, ie:

log.debug epic.getCustomFieldValue(cfTeam).getClass().name

You can't really do any alternative because the return type for getCustomFieldValue is just Object.

Once you have the class you can use the javadoc:

Setting up an IDE and debugging makes this easier.

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