Get ID of custom dropdown value using groovy


I'm writing a Jira Behviours script that accesses the epic linked to the current issue, and I then need to get the value of a custom dropdown of the epic

My script works ok, and can access the field, but getCustomFieldValue returns the string value of the drop down ("Team"), whereas I need the underlying integer ID (since the string values are not unique, due to different contexts)

How can I adapt my script so that it gets the ID, rather than the string value?

cfTeam = customFieldManager.getCustomFieldObjectByName("Team")
def epicTeam = epic.getCustomFieldValue(cfTeam)

I though adding .value, or value(), or specifying the variable as an int or double would do it, but it doesn't seem to



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I don't think this is related to behaviours... this is just jira's API I think.

getCustomFieldValue - will return an Option object for a single select. If you toString() it you will get the option value, but that's not what it actually returns.



Fantastic, that worked first time. Thanks.

Where could I have found this in the API documentation - I feel like I'm stabbing in the dark here trying to find the right syntax and methods.

And don't worry... just give it 7 to 8 years of doing this on a constant basis and it will become second nature.

If it was me, I would have printed the return type, ie:

log.debug epic.getCustomFieldValue(cfTeam).getClass().name

You can't really do any alternative because the return type for getCustomFieldValue is just Object.

Once you have the class you can use the javadoc:

Setting up an IDE and debugging makes this easier.

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