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

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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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".

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Liam Green Community Leader Oct 22, 2020

@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}}"
}
}
}
}
]
}
}

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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

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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