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This article shows how to synchronize a custom field of type cascading select list.

Cascading select field allows to specify values for the list options. The value in the cascading select field is of type cascading and consists of two dependent options: parent value and child value

Exalate uses the following helper methods to sync cascading select fields:

You can sync cascading select list option values in different ways: 

Cascading select to cascading select

It's possible that option values don't match on source and destination sides. 

There are different ways to handle this. If the option value does not exist on the receiving side Exalate can do the following:

    • don't sync 
    • throw an error (helps to debug, add value to fix the error)
    • check if at least one value exists and sync only that value
    • create value with the help of external scripts
  • option values match

    Source Region/Country - a cascading select field on the source side; Destination Region/Country - a cascading select field on the destination side

    //check if at least one option value exists and sync only existing values
    def sourceRegion = replica.customFields."Source Region/Country"?.value?.parent?.value
    def sourceCountry = replica.customFields."Source Region/Country"?.value?.child?.value
    def region = nodeHelper.getOption(
      "Destination Region/Country",
    def country = region.childOptions.find{it.value == sourceCountry}
    if ( region != null && (sourceCountry == null || country != null)) {
      issue.customFields."Destination Region/Country"?.value = nodeHelper.getCascadingSelect(
    } else if (sourceRegion == null) {
      issue.customFields."Destination Region/Country"?.value = null

Set default cascading select list values manually

You can set default cascading select values using nodeHelper.getCascadingSelect method.

There're multiple ways to set default values:

Destination Region/Country - cascading select field name on your side;

def parent = nodeHelper.getOption(issue, "Destination Region/Country", "Europe")
issue.customFields."Destination Region/Country".value = nodeHelper.getCascadingSelect(
	   parent.childOptions.find{it.value == "Belgium"}

Sync Cascading select options to text field

Exalate allows to extract the received option values from the cascading select to a text field. More details.

See also

How to synchronize custom fields

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