How to update a system field for Jira issue using CLI

This article is about system fields. If you’re looking to update custom fields, please refer to this instead: which uses the action updateCustomFieldOptions.

This article provides guidelines on updating the system field options using the Jira Command Line Interface (JCLI).


To update a system field using JCLI, you can use direct parameters. The available parameters can be found under Optional Parameters here:

  1. Use the action updateIssue.

    --action updateIssue --issue "ZJIRACLI-4" --components "auto1"
  2. Make use of the direct parameters to update:

Potential problem:

If you face the error: is not defined or not valid in this context the most probable cause is: the field is NOT on the edit screen.