We have quite a few scriptrunner items that pull in lists of data to function, one example is we have a table that maps our products to the development team associated with it. This mapping list shows up in several places; post-functions, listeners, scripted fields, etc... To make updates easier and less prone to mistakes, I moved it to a class (in scripts/Classes). The problem we are encountering is that updates to the class file are not picked up unless we issue a groovy class/cache reset... which has a domino effect of breaking the custom JQL functions we have loaded, requiring a re-scan.... which breaks some filters, which breaks dashboards, etc. It can be quite clumsy.
This is mentioned in the documentation, but is there any way to avoid it? Some super secret handshake or clever trick to assure that changes to a dependent class like the one I mentioned are picked up immediately?
I tend to just clear the groovy cache as I don't have the same JQL dependency you describe.
But frequent change to a class file should only happen in a dev/test environment where you shouldn't care about this dependency, and only when doing the final deployment to prod would you need to rescan your JQL.
Maybe someone has a better way ... but if you're willing to give up on some performance, at least in your dev environment, you could always load your class dynamically like this:
def jiraHome = ComponentAccessor.getComponent(JiraHome).home
Class YourClass = new GroovyClassLoader(getClass().classLoader).parseClass(new File("$jiraHome/scripts/path/to/YourClass.groovy"))
But that's not suitable for a production environment since the class has to be loaded and compiled each time you use it.
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