Populating Custom Field Drop-down With JSON Data

Hello Atlassian Community.

I would like to achieve the following, your help is needed and welcomed.

We use BuildBot for our build-system and management. One of the neat features of BuildBot is, that it offers an API printing (fairly human readable) text output. Sample output below:

{
  "dir": "TestBuild1", 
  "cachedBuilds": [
    0001, 
    0002, 
    0003, 
    0004, 
    0005, 
    0006, 
    0007, 
    0008
  ]
  }

That said, I would like to grab data from that respective output and auto-populate a JIRA drop-down during bug/issue creation.

Data represented is in a numbers-only format which never shows more that 10 new values.

Furthermore, I would like to achieve this without the use of paid plug-ins. The most notable is nFeed, which would break the budget for this venture.

Thanks in advance!

2 answers

You may create your own plugin which will contain customfield with ajax query to data you need.
Examples of customfield plugin you can find here or in Jira Development CookBook
Format of example output is JSON, ajax support this. Here I described how to do AJAX call. https://answers.atlassian.com/questions/157639/ajax-calls-to-jira-from-custom-field

Except this you need some javascript to show your data.

Is there a way to use script runner to accomplish this?

Hi Melissa,

I'm curious to know how you solved your problem. Did you use ScriptRunner?

Thanks

We ended up using a plugin of our own development. We were repeatedly running into issues with our tomcat accepting scriptrunner's requests.

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