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Groovy Script: Ignore script if category = null


I'm using ScriptRunner and I'm getting errors when the following script runs and it comes across a category that is blank.  I would like to be able to add a check, so if category = null then do not run

Here's the code I have so far:

def issueProject = issue.getProjectObject();
def projectCategory = issueProject.getProjectCategory();
def categoryName = "";

if (categoryName) {
categoryName = projectCategory.getName();

return categoryName;


I tried replacing if statement with:

if (projectCategory.getName()) {
categoryName = projectCategory.getName();

But it throws back an error.

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Nic Brough -Adaptavist-
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Jul 01, 2021

There's a mistake in:

def projectCategory = issueProject.getProjectCategory();
def categoryName = "";

if (categoryName) {
categoryName = projectCategory.getName();

You're getting a project category from the project, but then setting the categoryName to blank, so "if (categoryName)" is always going to be false. 

I think you meant:

if (projectCategory) {
categoryName = projectCategory.getName();

That checks the projectCategory and sets the categoryName if there is a category for the project

Thank you SO much!  This was driving me crazy! :)

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