How can I set summary value using Javascript?


I want to show by default the value "Paso N° " in sumamry field, when an user create an issue.

I tried with that:

<script type="text/javascript">
if (document.getElementById("summary").value == "") {
document.getElementById("summary").value = "Paso N° ";

The problem is that when I mark the "Create Another" Checkbox, then in the second issue that I want to create, the field summary appears null... maybe I have to change my code. But I don't know how.


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Try this,

<script type="text/javascript">
jQuery(document).ready(function($) {
JIRA.bind(JIRA.Events.NEW_CONTENT_ADDED, function (e,context) {

function summaryToBeCopied(){
$('#summary').val('New Val');


Hope this Helps.

Add the above in the field description.

The problem with Nitram's script is it is applied to all Issue Types. Can someone please modify this javascript to only apply to, say, Issue Type "Task"?

I'm using Jira 5.2.11.

Thank you.

Hi Nitram,

Thanks for your code, it works perfectly.

Raye raskin - what you can do is - you can create a seperate field configuration for the issue type task - and then update the summary description under that so that it runs for Task issue type alone.

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Renjith Pillai Community Champion Jan 07, 2013

Don't mind me saying this, isn't summary supposed to be unique. Out of curiosity, why are you creating issues with same summary?

He's just trying to set a default value... eg "Step no: " - and the user appends 99 or something.

Exactly, I want to show a default value, and then the users are going to change it (Paso N° 1, Paso N° 2, etc.).

Nitram, your code works perfectly.



Could you help me also with writing javascript about change field "summary" when user create issue. Your script above pretty good works, but i have another problem. So, I change summary for type issue "contact". User can make another issue type, for example, "contract". If the last created issue type "contract", then user on the create screen screen change project and issue type (contact) and field "summary" is null. How can i fixed this?

I hope for your help! Thanks.


I'm adding code in desription field Summary in configuration field on project(not default configuration), but it does not work for

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