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Scriptrunner - cumulate costs of several issues and write into custom field of another issue

Stefan Salzl Community Leader Jun 02, 2022

Hi community,

I would need some hints/help with a use case I would like to implement with scriptrunner.

This is the situation:

I do have a board reflecting costs and budget for education. Within this board there are 2 different subtask issue types:

  • Subtask (Subtask)
  • course (Subtask)


The issue "Course" consists of a custom field "Total course costs". The issue type "Subtask" consists of a custom field "Budget".

I would like to populate the sum of the field "Total course costs" of all "Course" issues in status "Geplant" and write/populate this amount to the "Subtask" issue in status "Geplant". Please find the screenshots attached.

What would be your recommended way to implement this? 

Any help/hints appreciated.


Thanks in advance.



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Stefan Salzl Community Leader Jun 03, 2022

Could solve the problem with a lot of snippets and "try and error". Might not be the most professional script but as I am not a developer I am proud it does what it should:

Still any feedback/hints for improvement appreciated:

// gets the value of import com.atlassian.jira.component.ComponentAccessor
import com.atlassian.jira.issue.IssueManager;
import com.atlassian.jira.issue.Issue
import com.atlassian.jira.issue.MutableIssue
import com.atlassian.jira.user.ApplicationUser
import com.atlassian.jira.event.type.EventDispatchOption
import com.atlassian.jira.component.ComponentAccessor
import com.atlassian.jira.web.bean.PagerFilter

def cfManager = ComponentAccessor.getCustomFieldManager()
def issueManager = ComponentAccessor.issueManager

// get all changes from event

// defines the issue where customfield will be selected
//def course = event.issue as MutableIssue
def isCourse = == "Course"
//log.warn("Course issue/trigger: " + course)
log.warn("isCourse: "+ isCourse)

//define custom field "Total course costs"
def cfCourseCosts = cfManager.getCustomFieldObject("customfield_xxxxx")

//define customfield "budget"
def cfBudget = cfManager.getCustomFieldObject("customfield_xxxxx")

//get issue to be updated (Budget Subtask)
MutableIssue budgetIssue = issueManager.getIssueByCurrentKey("KEY-xx")

// get all changes from event
def changeLog = event?.changeLog
log.warn("changeLog "+changeLog)

//check if either Field "Preis" or "Participants" changed
def changeItems = changeLog.getRelated("ChildChangeItem")
def field = changeItems.field[0]

def isPreisChange = field == "Preis"
def isParticipantsChange = field == "Participants"

log.warn("isPreisChange: "+isPreisChange)
log.warn("isParticipantsChange: "+isParticipantsChange)

def user = ComponentAccessor.jiraAuthenticationContext.loggedInUser
def searchService = ComponentAccessor.getComponentOfType(SearchService)

// The JQL query you want to search with
final jqlSearch = "project = XXX and issuetype=Course and status = Planning"

// Parse the query
def parseResult = searchService.parseQuery(user, jqlSearch)
if (!parseResult.valid) {
log.error('Invalid query')
return null

if(isPreisChange || isParticipantsChange) {
try {
// Perform the query to get the issues
def cumulativeCourseCosts = (Double) 0
def results =, parseResult.query, PagerFilter.unlimitedFilter)
def issues = results.results
log.warn("issues: "+issues)
//"result: " + issues)
issues.each {
def costs = (Float) it.getCustomFieldValue(cfCourseCosts)
cumulativeCourseCosts = cumulativeCourseCosts + costs"current cumulative: " + cumulativeCourseCosts)

}"final calculation of course costs: " + cumulativeCourseCosts)
// issues*.key
//set value of budget field to newly calculated/current budget
budgetIssue.setCustomFieldValue(cfBudget, cumulativeCourseCosts)

//update issue
issueManager.updateIssue(user, budgetIssue, EventDispatchOption.DO_NOT_DISPATCH, false)

} catch (SearchException e) {

Hi @Stefan Salzl ,

Not the complete or correct answer to your question, but in Automation for Jira it is also possible to add values ​​in a numerical field.

We had a situation at a customer where they use the following formula in Excel: ($D6+$E6+$F6+$G6)/2

This we recreated in Automation for Jira with
({{issue.Technical Standards}} + {{issue.Skills Capability & Training}} + {{issue.Scope & Complexity}} + {{issue.Risk Factors}}) /2
to include in 'edit issue'. See also the picture.

Maybe you may find this option useful.

Regards, Marco Brundel


Stefan Salzl Community Leader Jun 02, 2022

Hi @Marco Brundel ,

I would love to solve this with A4J. Unfortunately it‘s not an option as this is on Server and the plugin is not installed.

Thanks anyways for your effort.


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