Looking to show values from a linked Epic (Script Runner)

Basically all I want is to show an Epic's custom field  value and status on a given feature/linked ticket to that Epic.

 

It'd look like this (two script fields):

Feature --> (Epic's Custom Field)

Feature --> (Epic's Status)

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Hi Adam,

I wrote two scripts for this. In my first script, attached to a Script Field named "Value of Epic", I get the value of the status from the Epic and display it on the Feature issue. I added an 'if' statement that ensures that this script field only displays on issues that have a type of Feature.

import com.atlassian.jira.component.ComponentAccessor
import com.atlassian.jira.issue.Issue
enableCache = { -> false }
if (issue.getIssueType().name == "Feature") {
def customFieldManager = ComponentAccessor.getCustomFieldManager()
def epicLinkCf = customFieldManager.getCustomFieldObjectByName("Epic Link")
def epicIssue = issue.getCustomFieldValue(epicLinkCf) as Issue
if (epicIssue) {
return (epicIssue.status.name)
}
}

My next script, attached to the Script Field "Epic's CF", gets a custom field value from the Epic and displays it. You'll need to change the name of the custom field to match yours.

import com.atlassian.jira.component.ComponentAccessor
import com.atlassian.jira.issue.Issue
enableCache = { -> false }
if (issue.getIssueType().name == "Feature") {
def customFieldManager = ComponentAccessor.getCustomFieldManager()
def epicLinkCf = customFieldManager.getCustomFieldObjectByName("Epic Link")
def epicIssue = issue.getCustomFieldValue(epicLinkCf) as Issue
def epicCustomField = customFieldManager.getCustomFieldObjectByName("TextFieldA") //change to your Epic custom field's name

if (epicIssue) {
return (epicIssue.getCustomFieldValue(epicCustomField))
}
}

Attached image of the result. I tested this on an issue type of Bug, since I don't have an issue type of Feature.

Screen Shot 2017-07-27 at 11.23.02 AM.png 

@Joshua Yamdogo [Adaptavist], how would I make the return searchable if I want to use some JQL like

 

issuetype = X and "Epic's CF" IS NOT EMPTY

 

Right now it doesnt seem to support searching an empty string.

Hi Josh,

I am doing something very similar. I'm trying to make Epic Link a required fields for all issue types except Epics. Here is what I have

import com.atlassian.jira.component.ComponentAccessor
import com.atlassian.jira.issue.fields.CustomField
import com.atlassian.jira.issue.Issue
import org.apache.log4j.Level
import org.apache.log4j.Logger


def myLog = Logger.getLogger("com.onresolve.jira.groovy")
myLog.setLevel(Level.DEBUG)

// Get a reference to the Epic Link Field
CustomField epicLink = customFieldManager.getCustomFieldObjectByName('Epic Link')
def epicIssue = issue.getCustomFieldValue(epicLink) as Issue
def issueType = issue.getIssueType().getName()
myLog.debug("Issue type is " + issueType)
myLog.debug("Epic link is " + epicIssue)
// If the Epic issue is not an epic, then check if the epic link is set
if(issueType != 'Epic')
{
if(epicLink != null) {
myLog.debug("Epic Link is not set")
}
else {
return true
}
}
else {
return true
}


However, I am returned with the following even when I set the Epic Link field:

2018-08-30 15:53:16,320 DEBUG [jira.groovy]: Issue type is Bug
2018-08-30 15:53:16,320 DEBUG [jira.groovy]: Epic link is JIRA-35
2018-08-30 15:53:16,320 DEBUG [jira.groovy]: Epic Link is not set

 
Any ideas?

Thanks!

Awesome, it works! Thank you!

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