How can I create an issue with a cascading selection custom field (option-with-child) with JRJC? Edited

I defined a cascading selection custom field in my JIRA instance, contained almost in all JIRA screens: It appears in particular in the creation and edit masks.

The first selection for cascading selection allows the options "TV", "Radio" and "Internet".

Child-options for TV are "ARD", "ZDF", "NDR", for Radio are "EinsLive", "BigFM", "WDR2", for Internet are "YouTube", "NetFlix" and "AmazonPrime".

I want to create an issue containing the "value" Radio - WDR2 for the corresponding field. (Via JIRA REST JAVA CLIENT is mandatory.)

In order to do so, I tried to imitate the JSON response comming from JIRA, via https://myserver/browse/issue-key.

JSON snipet for that field:


Here is my Code:

IssueInputBuilder builder = new IssueInputBuilder(PROJECT_KEY, BUG_TYPE_ID, "Experimental");
// ... set some mandatory fields  ...
ComplexIssueInputFieldValue headOpt = ComplexIssueInputFieldValue.with("value", "Radio");
ComplexIssueInputFieldValue childOpt = ComplexIssueInputFieldValue.with("child", ComplexIssueInputFieldValue.with("value", "WDR2"));
List<Object> fieldList = new ArrayList<Object>();
fieldList.add(0, headOpt);
fieldList.add(1, childOpt);
builder.setFieldValue("customfield_11207", fieldList);
// ...
IssueInput input =;
// ... getIssueRestClient.
// ... get a Promise<BasicIssue> via client.createIssue(input)
// ... get the BasicIssue via promise.claim();

Exception text:
RestClientException{statusCode=Optional.of(400), errorCollections=[ErrorCollection{status=400, errors={customfield_11207=Can not deserialize instance of out of START_ARRAY token
 at [Source: N/A; line: -1, column: -1]}, errorMessages=[]}]}

Please help.


Thank you very much!


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