Cascading Select fields
16 January 2014 03:27 PM

Q: How do I synchronise cascading select custom JIRA fields?

A: Cascading select fields are fully supported for JIRA 6 and higher in Ceptah Bridge 2.4+. The field items are specified in MS Project by their name or by the parent name and item name separated by '/', e.g. 'Cars/Toyota'. 

Unfortunately for JIRA 5- and/or 2.3.3- the cascading select fields are supported with the following limitations. The values of Cascading Select fields are represented in MS Project by the numeric identifiers of the list items in JIRA. There is no way to find out the identifiers of particular items using JIRA itself. To determine the identifiers you can map such a field to a custom text task field, specify the direction to be from JIRA to MS Project, populate the field in JIRA with different values for different preliminary linked issues and synchronise the issues with their tasks. The values in MS Project will show the identifiers of the list items. The field codes can be used to synchronise the field in both directions. You can use the fields customisation in MS Project to specify formulas or icon mappings for the field in order to present the values in a reasonable way.

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