Custom field search


I'm developing custom field. I need to get all saved values for that field.

It could be direct SQL request or using some service - it doesn't matter.

Is there is some possibility?

Thanks in advance.

1 answer

I found, that LabelManager do it via

new SearchRequest().getQuery(), 
new PrefixFieldableHitCollector(issueIndexManager.getIssueSearcher(), field, token, suggestions), 

But when I'm trying to do the same, I got empty result :(

My custom field is based on TextCFType and uses com.atlassian.jira.issue.customfields.searchers.TextSearcher. Jira allows to search via this field and return correct results. But when I'm trying to do it programmatically - it doesn't.

I tryed to use com.atlassian.query.Query as first parameter to search function but it also failed.

Here's code that I'm currently debugging:

Set<String> getSuggestions(final User user, final String field, final String query){
      suggestions = new TreeSet<String>();

      final Query filterQuery = new PrefixQuery(new Term(field, query));
      final JqlQueryBuilder jqlQueryBuilder = JqlQueryBuilder.newBuilder();
            new PrefixFieldableHitCollector(
      catch (SearchException e)
        throw new RuntimeException(e);

    return suggestions;

Any help is appreciated.

Suggest an answer

Log in or Sign up to answer
How to earn badges on the Atlassian Community

How to earn badges on the Atlassian Community

Badges are a great way to show off community activity, whether you’re a newbie or a Champion.

Learn more
Community showcase
Published 7 hours ago in Hipchat

Moving from Hipchat to Stride? Here’s what you’ll love

Heya, Hipchat friends! We’re so happy you’re checking out   Stride. Whether you know it or not, you have been instrumental in making Stride come to life. Every feature, design, and functionality...

30 views 0 3
Read article

Atlassian User Groups

Connect with like-minded Atlassian users at free events near you!

Find a group

Connect with like-minded Atlassian users at free events near you!

Find my local user group

Unfortunately there are no AUG chapters near you at the moment.

Start an AUG

You're one step closer to meeting fellow Atlassian users at your local meet up. Learn more about AUGs

Groups near you