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How can I copy a cascading select value with Automation for JIRA?

andreas Rising Star May 09, 2017

I'd like to copy a cascading select from one issue to another. This requires the Advanced section in edit issue, but not sure what to put into it?

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andreas Rising Star May 09, 2017

Lets assume our field is called "Sample Cascade" here.  The advanced JSON block you'll need to copy this in your edit issue action is:

{
  "update": {
    "Sample Cascade": [
      {
        "set": {
          "value": "{{triggerIssue.fields.Sample Cascade.value}}",
          "child": {
            "value": "{{triggerIssue.fields.Sample Cascade.child.value}}"
          }
        }
      }
    ]
  }
}

Here's an example rule that copies from the parent issue to all of its subtasks:

copy-cascading-select.png

Hi
Can you please add this solution to documentation?

https://docs.automationforjira.com/

How can I explicitly set a value for a subtask I am creating, rather than copy it?

Hey, just for anyone else. 

 

You can simply paste in the string value of the entry into the section where the trigger is ran. You would replace {{triggerIssue.fields.....}} with "Your Value".

Like Liam Green likes this

@andreas @Jordon Ellis 

I've been trying for an hour to do this!

Thank you!!

@andreas 

Is it possible to inherit only the first value of a cascading field? In the target configuration, there will be a cascading field on Epic level and on Story level and the 1st field will have the same values, but not in the second field

@andreas thank you so much!!!!

And if I would like to copy more than 1 field?

Hi, can you please tell me what is wrong in my JSON?  I set up copying the value of the multi-level-cascading-select field, from one task to another, but the field with my JSON is not copied.

{
"update": {
"customfield_xxx": [
{
"set": {
"value": "{{triggerIssue.fields.customfield.customfield_xxx.value}}",
"child": {
"value": "{{triggerIssue.fields.customfield.customfield_xxx.child.value}}",
"child": {
"value": "{{triggerIssue.fields.customfield.customfield_xxx.child.value}}"
}
}
}
}
]
}
}

Like Stiven Espinosa likes this

thanks Andreas, you just saved me, works perfectly, made my day 

hi @andreas thanks for the example!

I was trying to do something similar but if I execute this, it does not work.

{
"fields": {
"customfield_10043": "{{triggerIssue.customfield_10043.value}}",
"customfield_10043.child": "{{triggerIssue.customfield_10043.child.value}}"
}
}

It throws this error...

Error creating issueCan not instantiate value of type [simple type, class com.atlassian.jira.issue.fields.rest.json.beans.CustomFieldOptionJsonBean] from JSON String; no single-String constructor/factory method (customfield_10043)Unknown fields set during create, they may be unavailable for the project/type. Check your custom field configuration. Fields ignored - customfield_10043.child

However if use your code it works just fine, I was just trying to simplify it.

{
"update": {
"customfield_10043": [
{
"set": {
"value": "{{triggerIssue.fields.customfield_10043.value}}",
"child": {
"value": "{{triggerIssue.fields.customfield_10043.child.value}}"
}
}
}
]
}
}

Is there a reason why the first one won't work or am I missing something?

 

You are missing something, try this

{
 "fields": {
    "customfield_10043": {
        "value": "{{triggerIssue.fields.customfield_10043.value}}",
            "child": { "value" : "{{triggerIssue.fields.customfield_10043.child.value}}"
             } 
     }
 }
}

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The Gustavo Segura 2nd solution works for me too

Example with Automation Cloud to copy two cascade fields from parent to sub-tasks 

[code]

{
"fields": {
"customfield_10071": {"value":"{{triggerIssue.parent.customfield_10071.value}}", "child":{"value":  "{{triggerIssue.parent.customfield_10071.child.value}}"}},
"customfield_10069":  {"value":"{{triggerIssue.parent.customfield_10069.value}}", "child":{"value":  "{{triggerIssue.parent.customfield_10069.child.value}}"}}
}
}

[/code]

Hi @andreas 

Is it possible to inherit only the first value of a cascading field? In the target configuration, there will be a cascading field on Epic level and on Story level and the 1st field will have the same values, but not in the second field

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