The developers here at cPrime are really happy to announce a new feature available on Power Scripts 4.1.1 and SIL Engine 4.1.1 which allows you to copy a custom field value to a linked issue.

As any great Jira admin knows, the key to awesome task management is simplification! Take a moment to think about how many of your day to day activities revolve around handling a number of issues from a single Jira instance, how can you make sure all these issues are updated in the most efficient way? Previous to our new feature, a Jira admin would have to update individual issues one by one with the new status – not the best use of time!

To speed up the issues updates, we are happy to introduce the new routine implementation Copy custom field value to linked issue/s (‘cpCfValueToLinkedIssue’). It enables a user to copy a custom field value to linked issues or by linking type.

Popular Use Cases

The primary use case is the updating of custom field values for linked Issues (of a particular issue type). Essentially if the value of Custom Field A is updated, the same field in Linked Issue is also updated and vice versa.

Another possible use case is to update Custom Insight Fields for Linked Issues via workflow transitions (using Power Scripts).

More updates

We have also added support for the following global Jira events for the lfWatch routine, this is going to come in handy if you need to call an IfWatch routine for the following Jira UI events on the issue screen:

1 – inlineEditSaveComplete – if a user has successfully saved a custom field that this user was inline editing

2 – newContentAdded – when any content is added to the ticket

3 – issueRefreshed – when any change is made in the ticket that refreshes the issue (not a page refresh)

How to use the copy custom field to linked issues routine

1. Install the latest version of Power Scripts. The latest version of katl-commons will be installed automatically. This is important that you have the SIL Engine v4.1.1 because the functionality/code is there.

2. Following functionality is used: Issue linking

3. To use the feature, go to Administration > Add-ons  and select SIL Manager  in the CPRIME TOOLS section. Then select the script you’ve created earlier. Click Check and Save.

4.  That’s it. So when you update 1st Issue custom field with ‘BUP2’

5. The linked subtask is updated with the same value

And the TEST 2 Issue is updated with the same value

How to  trigger a script during inline editing

  1. To create configuration for inline editing you need to set up  an IfWatch live field and SIL listener. Every time when the live field is triggered, the hook.sil is executed updating linked issues with the same value custom field.

2. That’s it. Let’s remove custom field value on the inline editing mode

3. The linked sub task issue is updated accordingly.

With our new Copy custom field value to linked issue/s and IfWatch routine, it’s never been easier to stay up to date, and manage your mutliple Jira issues with minimal fuss.



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