update custom field of issue with predefined values


i got an issue custom field (selectable values:   A, B, C ord D) --> only one selectable.


  1. How can i read possible values with JRJC?
  2. How do i set such a value?

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thanks, i think you mean this one:


for (Map.Entry<String, CimFieldInfo> entry : issueType.getFields().entrySet()) {
			final CimFieldInfo fieldInfo = entry.getValue();
			final String fieldCustomType = fieldInfo.getSchema().getCustom();
			final String fieldType = fieldInfo.getSchema().getType();
			final String fieldId = fieldInfo.getId();

			if ("project".equals(fieldId) || "issuetype".equals(fieldId)) {
				// this field was already set by IssueInputBuilder constructor - skip it

			log.log(MessageFormat.format("\t* [{0}] {1}\n\t\t| schema: {2}\n\t\t| required: {3}", fieldId, fieldInfo
					.getName(), fieldInfo.getSchema(), fieldInfo.isRequired()));

			// choose value for this field
			Object value = null;
			final Iterable<Object> allowedValues = fieldInfo.getAllowedValues();
			if (allowedValues != null) {
				log.log("\t\t| field only accepts those values:");
				for (Object val : allowedValues) {
					log.log("\t\t\t* " + val);



but how do i get all possible values for a special field? (i know the field id)

it's higher up in the same method. issueType.getFields().entrySet() - gives map of all the field types. Values are of CimFieldInfo type, you can call getAllowedValues() method to get available values.

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If you know the field ID, then pull an issue from that project using GET REST for issue. In the expand parameter specify 'editmeta'. JIRA will give you all the possible values for all select fields and even cascade fields.

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thanks a lot. It works - specially for CustomFields with a SingleVersionPicker too.


But how do i get only Versions, which are not archived?

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For this you have parse the versions object.

Inside the versions object there will be a value called as 'archived'. If it is set to true then it is an archived version. Else it is not archived.

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hi is it possible to get all possible values of a custom field without iterating through all projects?

just like this:

CimProject p = new CimProject("MYKEY");



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