Create Epic Link Programatically

After some research, found that we can create the Epic Link custom field using below code.

MutableIssue epicIssue = ComponentAccessor.getIssueManager().getIssueObject("Epic_Key");
jiraIssue.setCustomFieldValue(customFieldObject, epicIssue);

The program runs good. However it doesn't show up my Epic Link on Issue Screen. 

When I ask "Where is my field" it says, the Epic Link value is not set, therefore it is not visible. 

Any idea on this? How can I make my Epic Link visible when I create the Epic Link programatically?

Thanks in advance!

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Your code isn't setting the value.

Your code snippet isn't complete enough to show us where it might be wrong, and you have not said where it is running.

Hi Nic, 

Sorry, about that. Here is my code. Please check if you can help on this.

String custFieldValue = "PT-01" //This is my Epic Key
CustomFieldManager cfManager = ComponentAccessor.getCustomFieldManager();
CustomField jiraCustomField = cfMgr.getCustomFieldObjectByName(Constants.EPIC_LINK);
MutableIssue epicIssueObject = ComponentAccessor.getIssueManager().getIssueObject(custFieldValue);

if(epicIssueObject != null) {
newJIRAIssue.setCustomFieldValue(jiraCF, epicIssue);
} else {
log.info("Epic Link " + custFieldValue + " is not available.");
}
newJiraIssue.setCustomFieldValue(jiraCustomField, custFieldValue);

 

I didn't find any other way to set the values. I think you mentioned about "custFieldValue". That was actually a string that contains my Epic Key.

Where it is running -> I am using Jira Software (Server), not cloud

Any idea on this?

Can anyone help on this please?

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