Script Behaviour - How to limit issue picker filed on form to show only current issue linked issues?

Harish Kumar April 14, 2021


i wanted to show only the issues which are linked to the current issue form (i use issue picker field on the form).  Can anyone help me on this.


many Thakns

Harish Kumar

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Ram Kumar Aravindakshan _Adaptavist_
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April 22, 2021

Hi @Harish Kumar

If you intend to use the Behaviour to filter out your Issue Picker for linked issues, you will first need to create an Issue Picker scripted field as shown in the images below:-



Configure the field and add a basic JQL Query for it.


Next, you will need to add a Behaviour configuration. For this, you will need to use the Behaviour Initialiser.

Below is a print screen of the Behaviour configuration:-



Below is an example working code for your reference.

import com.atlassian.jira.component.ComponentAccessor
import com.onresolve.jira.groovy.user.FieldBehaviours
import groovy.transform.BaseScript

@BaseScript FieldBehaviours behaviours

def testPicker = getFieldByName("Test Picker")

def issueLinkManager = ComponentAccessor.issueLinkManager
testPicker.hidden = true

if(underlyingIssue!=null) {

def outwardLinks = issueLinkManager.getOutwardLinks(
def inwardLinks = issueLinkManager.getInwardLinks(

if(outwardLinks && inwardLinks) {

outwardLinks.each {
testPicker.setConfigParam("currentJql", "project = ${issueContext.projectObject.key} and key in (${it.sourceObject.key}, ${it.destinationObject.key}) and issueFunction in hasLinks('is blocked by')" )

} else if(outwardLinks) {
outwardLinks.each {
testPicker.setConfigParam("currentJql", "project = ${issueContext.projectObject.key} and key = ${underlyingIssue.key} and issueFunction in hasLinks('is blocked by')" )

} else if(inwardLinks) {
inwardLinks.each {
testPicker.setConfigParam("currentJql", "project = ${issueContext.projectObject.key} and key = ${it.sourceObject.key} and issueFunction in hasLinks('blocks')" )


Please note, this sample code is not 100% exact to your environment. Hence, you will need to make the required modifications.

The behaviour can only work once the Issue has been created, and it cannot work on the Create Screen.

Below is a test example:-


 In this sample, the issue IPL-1 has two blocked issues, i.e. IPL-2 and IPL-3. 

So, when the IPL-1 issue is being edited, only the issue(s) that it blocks, i.e. IPL-2 and IPL-3, are available for selection in the issue picker. Other issues are filtered. Below is a print screen for your reference:-


I hope this helps to solve your question. :)


Thank you and Kind Regards,


Harish Kumar April 23, 2021

Hi Ram @Ram Kumar Aravindakshan _Adaptavist_ ,

My query for issue is picker is bit different.

on the current issue if i edit the issue the issue picker field needs to filter the issues in such a way that. it goes to the current epic link and list out all the issues with a certain issuetype into m current issue.

Many Thanks

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