Provided New Custom Field Types

The following custom field type is provided by catworkx Issue Picker for Jira:

[cwx] Issue Picker CustomField

This custom field type can be used to:

  • Display all results of a JQL query and displays a table of specified fields for each matching issue.
  • Pick for single and multiple issues.
  • Create links to picked issues.
  • Copy the values of a set of custom fields from a picked issue to the current issue. The copied values are stored in the corresponding custom fields so there is no need for a field mapping.
  • Aggregate values of custom fields in a table.

Before you can use the "[cwx] Issue Picker CustomField", you have to configure the custom field first.

For this custom field type there is a configuration dialog available to configure the menu items. In the custom field type configuration, you have to configure the following:

  • JQL: Enter a JQL query to limit the scope of the provided issues in the custom field's pull-down menu.
  • JQL User: (Optional) Enter a user account that is used to perform the JQL search.


  • Selection Mode: Select if a single issue, multiple issues or no issues can be selected in the picker. Your selection determines the way, the custom field is displayed on the screens.

Appearance of the issue picker in/on:

  In the Jira GUI...

In issue edit mode:

  • No selection: Not available
  • Single-select:
  • Multi-select:

In issue view mode:

  • No selection:

    If you click the magnifier icon, you are forwarded to Issue Navigator displaying the results of the JQL query.

  • Single-select:
  • Multi-select:
  In the Jira Service Desk portal...

In create request dialog:

  • No selection: Not available
  • Single-select:
  • Multi-select:

In request view:

  • No selection: Not available
  • Single-select:
  • Multi-select:
  • Autoselect single value: Select if an option should be selected automatically, if it is the only one available.


  • Display Mode: Select the issue field that should be displayed in the custom field's pull-down menu.

Example of a no selection custom field with "Display Attribute" Key only.

Example of a no selection custom field with "Display Attribute" Summary.

Example of a no selection custom field with custom format.

  • Also display the issue key: Select this option to display not only the attribute selected above but also the issue key.

Example of a no selection custom field with "Display Attribute" Summary with selected "Also display the issue key" option.

  • Fields to display in table: Select the custom fields you want to have displayed for each issue (in a table).

In view mode, a menu arrow indicates that there are fields to display.

Click the menu arrow to display the selected "fields to display".

  • Fields to sum up in table: Select the custom fields you want sum up. The sum value for all issues is displayed below the table.

  • Index table fields: Select if all displayed fields should also be indexed for searching.
  • Expand issue table: Select if the issue table should be expanded when the issue is opened.
  • Link Mode: Determines if issue links should be set in addition or instead of a field value.
  • Link Type: Select the link type for the created link.
  • Fields to copy: Select the custom fields you want to copy from the selected issue.


  • Allow creating new issues: Select to allow the user to enter a summary and create a new issue. The issue may have no other required fields.
  • Project: Select the project in which the new issue will be created.
  • Issue Type: Select the type of the new issue to be created.
  • Fields to initialize: (Optional) Enter a list of fields which values will be copied to the newly created issue.