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Groovy expression using "contains" comparing with a variable



I am using a ScriptRunner Script Listener utilizing

(issue.getSummary().contains("Escalation EMEA Project XY"))

which works pretty well.

I have an use case where I'd like to replace the predefined string with "contains" using a variable. Is this possible from Groovy scripts?


Where "projectEscalation" is a defined variable (basically working!) - I had no success.

Is there anything I am missing?

Basically I want to do further checks if the summary matches a specific string and if this is the case some other logics apply (already implemented and works).




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Nic Brough -Adaptavist-
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Sep 29, 2018

This is just about using variables in groovy.  Try replacing

(issue.getSummary().contains("Escalation EMEA Project XY"))


def thingy = "Escalation EMEA Project XY"

Note that in your question, you had also swapped "contains" for an exact match of "equals"

Thanks! I think I got an idea how it is supposed to work. While "equals" seems to work "contains" throws an error.


[Static type checking] - Cannot find matching method
Please check if the declared type is right and if the method exists.
Possible solutions: contain(java.lang.CharSequence),
contains(java.lang.CharSequence), toString(), toString(), toString(), notify() @ line 19, column 4


Where the variables are defined as follows:

def ticketReference = ComponentAccessor.getCustomFieldManager().getCustomFieldObject("customfield_10302")
def ticketReferenceValue = issue.getCustomFieldValue(ticketReference)

A typical content of the customfield is something like
I am unsure if the content is the reason for the error message (especially for the brackets or the hash sign).

Is there maybe an easy way around to fix it? That would be fabulous. Otherwise I'd consider to match agains at least a static string.

It is all solved now. Please ignore my previous message.

The last step missing was to use String instead of def.


Thanks to Nic for the good hint that pointed to the right direction.
I will mark the question as answered now.

Best regards,

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