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Archive Issue using a post-function

I am tying to setup a workflow transition to archive issues. To do this I am trying to use a ScriptRunner Post Function script.

import com.atlassian.jira.issue.archiving.ArchivedIssueService
import com.atlassian.jira.issue.archiving.ArchivedIssueService.ValidationResult
import com.atlassian.jira.issue.archiving.ArchivedIssueService.ArchivingResult
import com.atlassian.jira.component.ComponentAccessor
import org.apache.log4j.Logger
import org.apache.log4j.Level

def log = Logger.getLogger("com.wmic.archive")

ArchivedIssueService archivedIssueService = ComponentAccessor.getComponent(ArchivedIssueService.class)

ValidationResult validationResult = archivedIssueService.validateArchiveIssue(ComponentAccessor.getJiraAuthenticationContext().getLoggedInUser(), issue.getKey(), true)

if (validationResult.isValid())
log.debug("Archiving issue ${issue.getKey()}: ${archivedIssueService.archiveIssue(validationResult).isValid()}")
log.error("Failed to archiving issue ${issue.getKey()}: Validation Failed")


Everything logs as though it is succeeding. archivedIssueService.archiveIssue(validationResult).isValid() returns true. However the issue remains unarchived. What am I doing wrong?

Thanks in advance,

1 answer

Hi @Carl Adolfson ,

did you find a solution for this?

I first tried to use IssueManager.archiveIssue(). Result is the same as your code but not that save as we have no validation.

I can't find the built in post function in my instance (

In console both custom scripts are working.

Then I tried to set up an listener, but it's the same result. Success is logged but issue isn't archived.

In the issue history I see that issue was archived but I think that Jira isn't done with reindexing and is saving the unarchived issue back to database after the attempt to archive it.

I will now configure the archiving issues job (


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