Custom field auto populate based on the value in another custom field Edited

How to auto populate the team member's department based on their user name.

I have 5 departments each having 20 - 50 people in them.  When they are the the reporter or assignee, I have a custom field that calls for their department.

I would like the department custom fields to auto populate based on those 5 lists.

Additionally, there is a lot of movement in the lists.

What would be the best way to do this?

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The easiest would probably to create these 5 departments as JIRA Groups, so that you can benefit from JIRA's group management interface to maintain them.

Then you could use a Set Field Value to Constant or Groovy Expression post-function from JIRA Misc Workflow Extensions (JMWE) to look up the reporter or assignee against these 5 groups (with a simple script) and set the custom field value accordingly.

If you want the department custom fields to adjust dynamically on existing issues when a user moves from one department to another, then you'd be better off using a Calculated Text Field from JIRA Misc Custom Fields (JMCF) and, again, a simple script to look up the department using the groups.

Thank you David.  This is very helpful.

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