JIRA Cloud - Copy custom field to component field

Rémy PREVOT July 12, 2021

Hello to all,

I have a request and I cannot find any answer.

Is it possible to copy the value of a custom field to the component field ?

To add some details, the custom fields are dropdown list (cascading).

What I'd like is that :

When the values from the list are selected or modified on the JIRA issue, then the component should be updated according to the value selected.

Thanks,

Regard

Rémy

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Rémy PREVOT July 19, 2021

Hello

I find the solution. Here is the smart values to use : 

 

For simple list : 

{{issue.CustomField_xxxxx.value}}

 

For cascading list : 

{{issue.CustomField_xxxxx.value}} ==> parent value

{{issue.CustomField_xxxxx.child.value}} ==> child value

 

*xxxxx refers to the id of the custom field

 

Hope that will help !

Cheers

Chiru May 16, 2023

Didn't work

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Dave Bosman _Realdolmen_
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July 12, 2021

Hi @Rémy PREVOT 

Welcome to the community.

Out of the box it is not possible. However this can be solved with automation for Jira

You need to create a rule that triggers on the change of the custom field that you have and then copies the value to the component field. 

Regards

Dave

Rémy PREVOT July 12, 2021

Hi @Dave Bosman _Realdolmen_ ,

Thanks for your reply. 

I'll try with your solution.

Because I tried to implement some post functions but it did not work.

Regards,

Rémy

Rémy PREVOT July 13, 2021

Hi @Dave Bosman _Realdolmen_ ,

I tried to configure some automation rule but it does not seem to work. 

Or it does not seem to get the value from the custom field and copy it in the component field.

Plus, I don't see option to select "copy value from"

Do you know how could I configure it ? Have you done it once ?

Looking forward for your reply

Thanks

Regards

Rémy

Dave Bosman _Realdolmen_
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July 13, 2021

Hi @Rémy PREVOT 

You should use a smart value 

In my example it is done with the field "Affected services"

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Regards

Dave

Rémy PREVOT July 13, 2021

Hello @Dave Bosman _Realdolmen_ ,

I tried it but the component isn't updated. 

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Whenever I change the value of my custom field, the component is not updated with the value.

Did it work for you ?

Thanks 

Regards

Rémy

Rémy PREVOT July 16, 2021

Hello @Dave Bosman _Realdolmen_ ,

Any update regarding this subject ? 

It could be very helpful

Thanks 

Regards

Rémy

Dave Bosman _Realdolmen_
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July 16, 2021

Hi @Rémy PREVOT 

Does the value already exist as a Component?

Regards

Dave

Rémy PREVOT July 16, 2021

Hi @Dave Bosman _Realdolmen_ ,

Yes it does. 

And when I check the audit, it appears as "success" - wether the value exists or not btw.

Regards,

Rémy

Dave Bosman _Realdolmen_
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July 16, 2021

Could you share a screenshot of the audit?

Also, the user that is executing the rule, does he have permissions in that project? 

Rémy PREVOT July 16, 2021

@Dave Bosman _Realdolmen_ , 

The user is the admin and we gave it all the necessary permissions on the project.

Here is the screenshot : 

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Here is a screenshot of the modification : 

Capture d’écran 2021-07-16 à 13.07.52.png

Screenshot of the result :

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Screenshot of the existing component list : 

Capture d’écran 2021-07-16 à 13.08.14.png

 

Regards,

Rémy

Sam Ayres August 1, 2023

Hello,

Try storing the value with the "Log action" action, and then call upon the value that you stored in the next step in order to edit the "Components" field.

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Mike Prill December 6, 2023

Thanks everyone, this still worked for me 2+ years later.

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