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Using a ScriptRunner Clone Issue Post Function, how can I set a comment on the cloned issue?

On Jira Software Cloud, I'm using the ScriptRunner Clone Issue Post Function to create a child issue automatically.

In the 'Additional Code' section I can update some fields for the cloned issue, for example:

issueInput.fields.summary = "Prefix " + issueInput.fields.summary;

However, I cannot seem to set a comment on the to-be-created cloned issue.

On Server, this was done as:


doAfterCreate = {
// Add Comment
    // dispatch an event after creating the comment
    final boolean dispatchEvent = true
    // the body of the comment
    final String commentBody = "Auto-generated Issue"
    // the author of the comment will be the logged in user
    def author = ComponentAccessor.jiraAuthenticationContext.loggedInUser
    ComponentAccessor.commentManager.create(issue, author, commentBody, dispatchEvent)
// Update Issue   
    issueManager.updateIssue(loggedInUser, issue, EventDispatchOption.DO_NOT_DISPATCH, false)
What is the way to do this in ScriptRunner for Jira Cloud?
I appreciate your help!

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Hi @Bert Dombrecht 


Please check this docs:


Both links are not exactly what you need but you can see an example how to add comment in Jira Cloud.




Hi @Sebastian Krzewiński 

Thanks for your reply.

The information you shared handles adding a comment to an already existing issue.
In that case I can indeed use post("/rest/api/3/issue/${issue.key}/comment")

However, the crux here is that I want to pass a comment to a issue that has not been created yet (during the Clone action), so there is no issue.key yet.

I was assuming I need to use issueInput.update somehow ...

Ask Script runner support. Maybe they will have solution for that.

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