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Forcing a Linebreak "\\" --- Issue Comment --- Groovy

JamesR Nov 19, 2012

JIRA Version 4.4.4 Standalone

I have a postfunction groovy script that creates a Comment within an issue.

The Comment field is configured for Wiki Style Rendering.

I'd like to have a forced linebreak within the comment --- via the groovy script.

The \\ character set produces a \ in the wiki renderer --- via the groovy script.

If I use \\\ character set, it produces an error.

Via groovy, is there an easy way to insert a linebreak for use in a comment using Wiki Style Rendering?


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JamieA Nov 19, 2012

It should be "\\\\". Or use single-quotes then you shouldn't need to escape, ie '\\'.


JamesR Nov 19, 2012

Thank you, Jamie! Have a good rest of the week.

Vineela Durbha May 03, 2019

Hi @JamieA 

I am trying to add a line break in my comment which is like 

"Open access for ${linkedIssue.getSummary()} branch is extended now until ${dateformat.format(issue.getCustomFieldValue(plannedrcDate))}" . 

How can i insert a new line comment at the end

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Kramarics György Nov 19, 2012


For line break, I usually use this (just for info, if anoyone else looking for this):

String newLine = System.getProperty("line.separator");


JamieA Nov 19, 2012

Fair play, but I don't think that's necessary unless you're planning on write a text file that can be read in windows notepad. Browsers and databases seem to treat \n correctly.

Kramarics György Nov 19, 2012

Somehow /n doesn't worked for me.

JamesR Nov 19, 2012

Dear György, thanks so much for this information.

JamieA Nov 19, 2012

> Somehow /n doesn't worked for me

Should be \n, not /n

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JiraYO Apr 30, 2019

For me i found the string 

+ '\r\n' + '\r\n' + 


works really well to put carriage returns in between my groovy string values, to insert in another work order description or comment using a workflow.

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