updateValue () OR createValue()


I have a eventlistner, that have to either change the value of a custom date field.

But i can't seem to determin when to use createValue() and when to use updateValue() method.
How do i test if the custom field value is set for a issue?

I have tried to get the customfield like this:

CustomField test = componentManager.getCustomFieldManager().getCustomFieldObjectByName(<<Name>>)

And then the the value for the issue:


If i get a NullPointerException, i use createValue, if not i use updateValue.
But this dosen't seem to work.

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MutableIssue.setCustomFieldValue(customField, newValue)

and store + reindex issue.

If you want to have change record in history tab use something like this:

if (!dummy) {
	// Update history for existing, no dummy issues
		new ModifiedValue(oldValue, newValue),


I don't see how this solves the issue?
Does setCustomFieldValue deside if the value is to be created or updated?

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