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how to get values of a summary field

Team ,

I am trying to write a script for a field behavior in JIRA. As part of which I am trying to fetch the Summary ( system field ) value from a JIRA ticket. But as result the value in log shows a Null value for Summary.

I tried using below but know luck.

-- FormField ExtractType = getFieldById("summary")

-- FormField ExtractType = getFieldByName("summary")

Can someone help me to show how to get values of a summary field.


4 answers





Once you have the field, you call getFormValue() on it to get the actual summary. On which field have you attached this script?

Thanks Jamie ,

We are using a Text field for this script.

Summary is the name of the system summary field. Do you have a a custom field called Summary?

No we don't have any Summary custom field. We are using Summary system field only.

We even tried this with other system fields but getting the same error - Null value

Jamie ,

Can you please guide us on this issue ?


> On which field have you attached this script? Please answer my question.

Hi Moin, or Jamie - did anything ever come of this question? 


I believe I am having the same problem, my code is as so: 

import com.atlassian.jira.component.ComponentAccessor

def summary = getFieldById("summary")

summary.setHelpText ("Summary is: "+getFieldByName("Summary").getFormValue())

 I have tried a range of syntax:





Unfortunately in all cases my help text simply states the summary is Null, even when editing a ticket which has a summary set. 


Any help would be greatly appreciated


Did you had any success in making above code work?

You can get summary like this;



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