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How to add custom field values from parent issue into automatic sub- task's summary

Claire Upham Jan 19, 2018

We would like to  be able to stick custom field values in the summary of an automatic sub- task using the "Create a sub- task" post function. For example, the summary would be:

Add "custom field_1 value" to Work order "custom field_2 value"

Both custom field values would come from the parent issue. Can anyone help with the code that can be used in the "Additional issue actions" of the post- function for this?

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Jenna Davis Jan 19, 2018

Hello Claire, 

You should be able to do something similar to this in the Additional Issue Actions section:

import com.atlassian.jira.component.ComponentAccessor

def customFieldManager = ComponentAccessor.customFieldManager
def fieldA = customFieldManager.getCustomFieldObject("FieldA").getValue(sourceIssue)
def fieldB = customFieldManager.getCustomFieldObject("FieldB").getValue(sourceIssue)
issue.summary = "Add ${fieldA} to Work Order ${fieldB}"

You'll need to add in your own custom field names instead of 'FieldA' and 'FieldB'.

I didn't test this directly, so I could've made a typo. Let me know if something doesn't work or if you need any further help. :)


Claire Upham Jan 19, 2018

Hi Jenna,

Thanks for the quick response. I am getting an error message saying "cannot invoke method getValue() on null object"... Is it an issue with this line maybe?



Nic Brough [Adaptavist] Community Leader Jan 19, 2018 • edited

It is, that call should be showing an error as the call getCustomFieldManager does not exist.  Try getCustomFieldObjectByName("FieldA")

There's loads of ways to "get" a custom field in CustomFieldManager - I have it bookmarked because I can't remember which is which:

Claire Upham Jan 19, 2018

Thanks, Nic. getCustomFieldObjectByName did the trick, it works just as expected.

Thank you both for your help.


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