Initializing Issue Link FormValue with Behaviors plugin


I'm trying to initialize the value for the Issue Link type during Issue Create for specific issue types.

So I add a new Behavior, map it to the issuetype (Upsale, in this case) and add the following initializer function:


FormField linkedIssues = getFieldById("issuelinks")
linkedIssues.setHelpText("Upsale tickets require a 'upsells' issue link to the original work ticket.")

Maybe this has to do with the fact that Issue Links have two components, and I only want to initialize the Link Type portion?  I'm having a hard time finding related information.  Perhaps there's a script runner workaround?


Thanks for any input. 

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This might work:

getFieldById("issuelinks-linktype") ...

but it may well not.

Your other option is to use a validator, but even then it's a bit of a hack, see


Unfortunately, it didn't work. 

It's funny you mention that link, because I almost included it in my original post - that's exactly what I'm doing at the moment.  I would have preferred being able to set the correct link type automatically in conjunction with validating the input on create (we have many issue link types), but the end result is the same as just using the validation.

Thanks for looking into this.


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