Cannot get property 'value' on null object

In the jira Catalina.out log files there are many (1.75m) errors like this associated with the 'Estimated Cost' scripted field.

 2015-07-06 12:32:03,650 NodeReindexServiceThread:thread-1 ERROR      [onresolve.scriptrunner.customfield.GroovyCustomField] Script field failed on issue: XI-132, field: Estimated Cost

java.lang.NullPointerException: Cannot get property 'value' on null object

      at Script1.run(Script1.groovy:1)

 

The script is:

def templateType = getCustomFieldValue("Template Type").value;

def multiplier = (templateType == "NEQL"

      ? 500

      : (templateType == "N+"

            ? 100

            : 0));

 

def estimate = multiplier * issue.getOriginalEstimate() / 3600;

 

return String.format( '%,d', estimate as int);

We have tracked the problem to the fact that thsi custom field was defined as global.  So it was processing the field for every project but only existed on one, hence it was null on all other projects.  We have now changed the configuration of the field to the specific project and the noise in teh log file has disappeared.

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Roy,

Thanks for sharing the problem and your workaround.

Do you think this is a bug?

Perhaps a workaround would be to have ScriptRunner display a warning (at the very least) if a user chooses global context for a scripted field to make them aware they may face this problem?

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