How do I add options to a Select List custom field programatically?

Hi there,

I would like to know how to add default options to a custom select list programatically.


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use OptionsManager createOption(FieldConfig fieldConfig, Long parentOptionId, Long sequence, String value)

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Use search option before asking new question. Add options to select list is so common issue, that it was already answered in the past.

Sorry for repeating the question. Anyway, by using the precious link, I dont know how to set a value in a select field from a plugin. In the example is shown how to create an option but not how to select one of the previously created options.

Any help?

Try use


and as newValue parameter use on of the options from your select CF. I think, that this solution do not update change history tab. To update history use

customField.updateValue(fieldLayoutItem, issueObject, modifiedValue, changeHolder)

Some links:

I wrote a plugin to add/remove/edit customfield values.

The plugin provides a REST API. It works from Jira 6.2+

I was wondering if there is a way to programatically (REST API or other way) "add/remove/edit" parrent child options within CASCADE Custom Field?!


The current version of the Custom Field Editor Plugin (1.1+) supports cascading Fields and offers a REST API:

Do you have ticket created so I can track this feature?! Thank you.

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