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When setting a field value, the post-function will fail to work as expected, if the input value does not match the expected field type. This document describes the format of values expected by a field when set using a post-function.

The value can be a constant provided in the Value field of:

The value can be the result of a Groovy expression provided in the Value field of:

The value can be the result of a Groovy template provided in the Value field of:

Raw value

The value can be:

  • a simple, constant string. For example: This is a description
  • a String representing a

    • Number, which will be converted into a Double object. For example, you can provide 3 which will be converted to 3.0

    • Date, which will be converted into a Date/Timestamp Object. For example, you can provide 23/Mar/17 which will be converted to 2017-03-23 00:00:00.0.

    • Date-time, which will be converted into a Date/Timestamp Object. For example, you can provide 23/Mar/17 2:00 AM which will be converted to 2017-03-23 02:00:00.0.

    • object's look up value (name or id or value), that will be converted into

      • an object expected by the field. For example, you can provide the username carter which will be converted to a user object

      • a collection of objects expected by a multi-valued field. For example, you can provide the version name 3.0 which will be converted to a collection of version objects i.e ["3.0"]

    • Comma separated values for certain multi-valued fields, which will be converted into a collection of objects expected by the field. For example, you can provide the version names 3.0,3.1 which will be converted to a collection of version objects i.e ["3.0","3.1"]

    • Space separated values for the Labels field which will be converted to an array of values. For example, you can provide New Ready to set the Labels, which will be converted to [New,Ready]

For information about the exact format of the expected value for each field, see

Groovy Expression

The value can be a Groovy expression that returns,

  • a String that will be converted to the type expected by the field being set as detailed above in the Raw value section.
  • an array of Strings (String[]) that will be converted to a Collection of objects of the type expected by the field being set. For example, ["2.0","3.0"] to set the Affects Version/s to 2.0,3.0
  • an object of the type expected by the field being set. For example, issue.get("reporter") returns a user object to set the Assignee field.
  • a collection of objects expected by the field being set. For example, issue.get("versions") returns a collection of version objects to set the Fix Version/s field.

For information about the exact format of the expected value for each field, see

Groovy template

The value can be a Groovy template that returns a String, which will be handled the same way as a Raw value (see above)


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