Set Affects Version/s on subtasks if changed on parent task using Groovy script

Alex Christensen Community Champion Nov 19, 2015

In JIRA 6.4.6, I am trying to create a script listener using Script Runner using an inline script. Basically, if the Affects Version/s is updated on a parent issue, I want to update all of its subtasks with those same values in Affects Version/s, as well.

This is the script that I have so far. It works as is, but I don't know how to actually set the Affects Version/s field value on the subtasks.

import com.atlassian.jira.component.ComponentAccessor

def affectsVersions = issue.getAffectedVersions()
def commentManager = ComponentAccessor.getCommentManager()
def user = ComponentAccessor.getJiraAuthenticationContext().getUser()
def subtasks = issue.getSubTaskObjects()

subtasks.each {
        "New Affects Version/s:  " + affectsVersions,
    //works correctly up to here. don't know how to set Affects Version/s field value

The comment I create shows up on all of the subtasks correctly. What method(s) should I use to set the field value? I'm still fairly new to groovy scripting and the JIRA API documentation and I'm failing to locate the methods I need.

Thanks for your help!

1 answer

I recently did that for FixVersion, but using a groovy class file because my ScriptRunner/JIRA doesn't let me do inline custom listeners.  I modified the code from here, to give credit where it is due:

I had to modernize it a little, plus fixed it so it would null out values:

package com.myorg.listeners

import org.apache.log4j.Category
import com.atlassian.jira.ComponentManager
import com.atlassian.jira.event.issue.AbstractIssueEventListener
import com.atlassian.jira.event.issue.IssueEvent
import com.atlassian.jira.issue.Issue
import com.atlassian.jira.project.version.Version
import com.atlassian.jira.config.SubTaskManager
import com.atlassian.jira.issue.IssueManager
import com.atlassian.jira.event.type.EventDispatchOption
import java.util.ArrayList
import java.util.Collection

class SyncParentFixVersionToSubTask extends AbstractIssueEventListener 
	Category log = Category.getInstance(SyncParentFixVersionToSubTask.class);
	SubTaskManager subTaskManager = ComponentManager.getInstance().getSubTaskManager();

	void workflowEvent(IssueEvent event)
			Issue eventIssue = event.getIssue();
			if ( !eventIssue.getIssueTypeObject().isSubTask() )
				List changeItems = event.getChangeLog().getRelated("ChildChangeItem");
				if( changeItems.any {it.get('field')=='Fix Version'} )
					Collection<Version> fixVersions = new ArrayList<Version>();
					fixVersions = eventIssue.getFixVersions();
					Collection<Issue> subTasks = eventIssue.getSubTaskObjects();

					if (subTaskManager.subTasksEnabled && !subTasks.isEmpty())
						IssueManager issueManager = ComponentManager.getInstance().getIssueManager();
						Collection<Issue> _subTasks = eventIssue.getSubTaskObjects();
							issueManager.updateIssue(event.getUser(), it, EventDispatchOption.ISSUE_UPDATED, false);
		catch (ex)
			log.debug "Event: ${event.getEventTypeId()} fired for ${event.issue} and caught by SyncParentFixVersionToSubTask"
			log.debug (ex.getMessage())



@Jeremy Gaudet Thanks for the above script but looks like there are changes to methods in JIRA 7.1.8. We are using 7.1.8 and I am not able to make the following code work:

What I am trying to do is pretty much the same what your script above does - Update the fixVersion on all the subtasks when the fixVersion on the parent changes.


issueManager.updateIssue(event.getUser(), it, EventDispatchOption.ISSUE_UPDATED, false);
It gives the following errors: 
Screen Shot 2016-08-26 at 3.24.05 PM.png
Screen Shot 2016-08-26 at 3.24.46 PM.png
I am new to groovy scripting so where can I find updated methods.
Rishi Goel

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