Bulk copy custom field values into comments

I have the script runner plugin. I have not found a recent answer to this question that works.

I have a Jira server with a custom field that I want to remove. But before I remove this field I would like to copy the contents of that custom into a comment when the field is not EMPTY.

How can I accomplish this?



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Hey Nick,

You will have to write a custom script to do so.

Logic would be something like this:


- foreach project

 -- foreach issue

  --- get customfield value

   ---- if not null

    ----- create new comment 

To get projects, refer to https://docs.atlassian.com/software/jira/docs/api/7.0.8/com/atlassian/jira/project/ProjectManager.html

To get custom field and values, refer to https://docs.atlassian.com/software/jira/docs/api/7.6.1/com/atlassian/jira/issue/CustomFieldManager.html

To create comment, refer to https://docs.atlassian.com/software/jira/docs/api/7.0.5/com/atlassian/jira/issue/comments/CommentManager.html


Hope that helps.




I've started working on implementing the pseudo code you have above. Here is what I have so far:


import com.atlassian.jira.component.ComponentAccessor
import com.atlassian.jira.project.ProjectManager

def projectMan = ComponentAccessor.getProjectManager();

String results = "";

List projectList = projectMan.getProjects();

for(Project p : projectList)
results = p.getName() + " ";

return results

I am getting an error at line 11 that the class Project is resolvable. Is there something else I need to import to be able to work with objects of type Project?


Edit: Nevermind, I needed to import com.atlassian.jira.project.Project

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