Showing results for 
Search instead for 
Did you mean: 
Sign up Log in

Next challenges

Recent achievements

  • Global
  • Personal


  • Give kudos
  • Received
  • Given


  • Global

Trophy case

Kudos (beta program)

Kudos logo

You've been invited into the Kudos (beta program) private group. Chat with others in the program, or give feedback to Atlassian.

View group

It's not the same without you

Join the community to find out what other Atlassian users are discussing, debating and creating.

Atlassian Community Hero Image Collage

How to remove null in Cascading select?

This is the code im using to get the value in CustomField:

$issue.getCustomFieldValue("customfield_10070") or


it gets the CustomField value but it has a {null=} or {null=" ", 1=" "}.


{null=Cloud9, 1=Web}

Im using velocity, this code is for notification template.

how to remove the {null=" ", 1=" "}?

The CustomField is a Cascading Select.



7 answers

Hey all,

i've build a separate field-template for cascading select fields. Just replace the XXXXX with your customfield-ID and in your mail the content will be displayed like "ParentValue - ChildValue".


	<th>$stringUtils.leftPad($issue.getCustomField("customfield_XXXXX").name, $padSize):</th>
		#set ($customfield=$issue.getCustomFieldValue("customfield_XXXXX"))
		#set ($start_par=$stringUtils.indexOf($customfield.toString(), '='))
		#set ($start_par=$start_par+1)
		#set ($start_child=$stringUtils.lastIndexOf($customfield.toString(), '='))
		#set ($start_child=$start_child+1)
		#set ($ParentValue=$stringUtils.substring($customfield.toString(), $start_par, $stringUtils.indexOf($customfield.toString(), ',')))
		#set ($ChildValue=$stringUtils.substring($customfield.toString(), $start_child, $stringUtils.lastIndexOf($customfield.toString(), '}')))
		$ParentValue - $ChildValue


This works atleast for 6.3.8.


OMG...Hours to find this and it works in 7.6.1.  Yippie!!!!   You just made my day!!!

Thank you, Thank you!!

I met an Atlassian person at last year's conference, and here is what he told me:

#set( $cfValue = $issue.getCustomFieldValue("customfield_10000"))
$cfValue.getFirstValueForNullKey() - $cfValue.getFirstValueForKey("1")
(replace customfield_10000 with an id for your custom field in both spots!).
This worked in JIRA 4.5, but it's not working in 5.2 right now.


Is there a workaround for the 5.1 version? Indeed, the function "getFirstValueForKey("1")" returns empty.



I found a temporary solution (for example in a templates/email/html/includes/fields/myCustomField.vm):

#set ($value = $issue.getCustomFieldValue("customfield_10000").toString())
#if ($stringUtils.isNotBlank($value))
##Example $value: {null=Foo, 1=Bar}
#set ($childValue=$stringUtils.chop($stringUtils.substringAfterLast($value,'=')))
#if ($stringUtils.isNotBlank($childValue))
<tr valign="top">
    <td style="color:${textColour};font-family:${textFontFamily};font-size:${textSize};padding:0 10px 10px 0;white-space:nowrap;">
        <strong style="font-weight:normal;color:${textSubtleColour};">My Field:</strong>
    <td style="color:${textColour};font-family:${textFontFamily};font-size:${textSize};padding:0 0 10px 0;width:100%;">
    ##display "My Field: Bar" only

Hi all, ive just used this to select the second string in a Cascading Select. with Version 6.0 of Jira

#set ($value = $issue.getCustomFieldValue("customfield_10000").toString())
#if ($stringUtils.isNotBlank($value))
#set ($childValue=$stringUtils.chop($stringUtils.substringAfterLast($value,'=')))
#if ($stringUtils.isNotBlank($childValue))

I have tried @Aaron Roddis code but I get the following error:

No such property: value for class: groovy.lang.Binding

Any ideas how to parse cascading select list without null?

<% out << issue.getCustomFieldValue(componentManager.getCustomFieldManager().getCustomFieldObject("customfield_XXXXX")).values()*.value%>


Suggest an answer

Log in or Sign up to answer

Community Events

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

Find an event

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

Unfortunately there are no Community Events near you at the moment.

Host an event

You're one step closer to meeting fellow Atlassian users at your local event. Learn more about Community Events

Events near you