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Issue when converting DocumentIssueImpl in MutableIssue on Scriptrunner


I try to bulk update the description and a custom field of a list of issues that I find with a JQL search. 

here my code : 

import com.atlassian.jira.user.util.UserUtil;
import com.atlassian.jira.component.ComponentAccessor;
import com.atlassian.jira.web.bean.PagerFilter;
import com.atlassian.jira.issue.Issue;
import com.atlassian.jira.issue.IssueManager;
import com.atlassian.jira.issue.MutableIssue;
import com.atlassian.jira.issue.fields.CustomField;
import com.atlassian.jira.event.type.EventDispatchOption;
import com.atlassian.jira.component.ComponentAccessor;
import com.atlassian.jira.util.ImportUtils;
import com.atlassian.jira.issue.index.IssueIndexingService;
import com.atlassian.jira.issue.ModifiedValue;
import com.atlassian.jira.issue.util.DefaultIssueChangeHolder;
import com.atlassian.jira.issue.CustomFieldManager;
import com.atlassian.jira.issue.fields.CustomField;
import com.atlassian.jira.issue.IssueManager;
import com.atlassian.jira.issue.Issue;
import com.atlassian.jira.issue.label.LabelManager;
import com.atlassian.jira.issue.fields.NavigableField
import com.atlassian.jira.issue.fields.FieldManager;
import com.atlassian.jira.issue.RendererManager;

def sourceFieldId1 = 11202;
def sourceField1 = ComponentAccessor.getCustomFieldManager().getCustomFieldObject(sourceFieldId1)

String jql = 'key = TTD-1';
boolean doSearch = true;

//user to run the searches as
def username = "XXXXX";

def currentUser = ComponentAccessor.getJiraAuthenticationContext().getLoggedInUser()

UserUtil userUtil = ComponentAccessor.getUserUtil()
IssueManager issueManager = ComponentAccessor.getIssueManager()

SearchService searchService = ComponentAccessor.getComponent(SearchService.class)
def user = userUtil.getUserObject(username)

//Creation of the issue list
ArrayList<Issue> issues = new ArrayList<>();
if(doSearch) {
SearchService.ParseResult parseResult = searchService.parseQuery(currentUser, jql)
if (parseResult.isValid()) {
def searchResult =, parseResult.getQuery(), PagerFilter.getUnlimitedFilter())

else {
//Nothing for now

long start = System.currentTimeMillis();

for(Issue issue : issues){

MutableIssue mi = (MutableIssue) issue;

def cFieldValue1 = sourceField1.getValue(issue)
def cFieldValue2 = issue.getDescription()

String label1 = cFieldValue1
String label2 = cFieldValue2

String label1C
String label2C

label1C = label1.replaceAll("<a>","_")
label2C = label2.replaceAll("<a>","_")

sourceField1.updateValue(null, issue, new ModifiedValue(issue.getCustomFieldValue(sourceField1), label1C), new DefaultIssueChangeHolder())


def end = System.currentTimeMillis();
long genTime = end-start;
String outString = "Set Values for "+issues.size()+" issues.";
outString+=" in "+ genTime +"ms";
return outString;

I know it can be optimized but I first have a problem to solve...

If I don't use mutableIssue and that I try to update my issue with this method : 

issue.description = "example"

I have the following error message : 

"groovy.lang.ReadOnlyPropertyException: Cannot set readonly property: description for class: com.atlassian.jira.issue.DocumentIssueImpl"

So I used the mutable issue as you can see in my code, but now I have this error message : 

"org.codehaus.groovy.runtime.typehandling.GroovyCastException: Cannot cast object 'DocumentIssueImpl[issueKey=TTD-1]' with class 'com.atlassian.jira.issue.DocumentIssueImpl' to class 'com.atlassian.jira.issue.MutableIssue' at"


Do you have an Idea ?


Thanks in advance.

Best regards,




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Radek Dostál
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Jan 07, 2021

You could try IssueManager to get the MutableIssue:

IssueManager issueManager = ComponentAccessor.getIssueManager()

MutableIssue mutableIssue = issueManager.getIssueObject(


documentIssueImpl in your code would be "issue" from for (Issue issue : issues), so .getIssueObject(; I'd definitely change that because searchresults give DocumentIssueImpl class, at least to me on first look this looks a little confusing what class we're really looking at :)


Thanks for your reply, it works :) 

For information I also added lines to force reindex the ticket.

issueManager.updateIssue(currentUser, mi, EventDispatchOption.DO_NOT_DISPATCH, false) Boolean wasIndexing = ImportUtils.isIndexIssues()IssueIndexingService indexing = (IssueIndexingService) ComponentAccessor.getComponent(IssueIndexingService.class)indexing.reIndex(mi)ImportUtils.setIndexIssues(wasIndexing)

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