Copy select list field to another select list field

We are using the Jira Misc Workflow extensions plugin to copy the value from one field to another field as a post function in our workflow. The fields being copied are both select list. When we implemented it we felt it was working fine but a deeper investigation appears that it is not working as we expected. The two select lists have the same values ie 22. When the transition is made if you look at the jira the copied to value has the correct value 22 in it as expected but if you edit the jira the field shows None because while the value copied into the field has correct string name the customfield option id value copied into the field is the customfield option id of the 22 option from the source field. We had assumed the when the value is copied it would determine if there was an element in the select list in the destination field with the same string value and then set the value of the destination field with the customfield option id of 22 from the destination select list and not the customfield option id from the 22 from the source field. Is this not the behaviour expected. It seems to just enter the customfield option id from the source field which allows it to display properly when viewing the issue but any attempt to edit the issue will result in you having to change that field value. This causes issues with rest or CLI calls to update the issue as it says the field values are invalid. We are running version 3.3.2 of the Jira Misc Workflow Extensions plugin and Jira 5.2.11.

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Could you please create a Bug report at This will make it easier for you to track the progress of this issue.



Support ticket opened. Thanks

Hello - Where can this bug ticket be found and has this been resolved? 

Hi Ron,

I'm not sure this ticket was ever created, but the issue was resolved in JMWE 5.0.0.

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