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Display last comment in post function email

I want to display the last comment made on an issue in a custom email template.

I have the following:

<b>Last Comment:<br>
<td><% out << componentManager.commentManager.getComments(issue)?.last()?.body %>

which happily shows the last comment, but fails for issue where there are no comments.

I'm sure there is a way to add an 'If' statement to this to handle the error but can't seem to get it to work... any help greatfully appreciated.

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found the answer...

<%if (componentManager.commentManager.getComments(issue)?.size() > 0)


out << componentManager.commentManager.getComments(issue)?.last()?.body




out << ""


Matt - your way is fine, but the last comment is placed in the binding, so you can just do as in the example in the docs:

&lt;% if (lastComment)
    out &lt;&lt; "Last comment: " &lt;&lt; lastComment

Works perfect. Any way that I can also print out *who* posted the comment? I couldn't find documentation on it, so started guessing things like lastComment?.Author but am getting nowhere.

lastComment is just the comment body. comments.last().authorKey should give you the username, but make sure there are actually comments, otherwise that will throw an null pointer ex.

Try the following.

    if (componentManager.getCommentManager().getComments(issue)) { 
        &lt;% out &lt;&lt; componentManager.commentManager.getComments(issue)?.last()?.body %&gt;
    else {
        out &lt;&lt; "no comment"

Hope it works

This gives the following error..

groovy.lang.GroovyRuntimeException: Failed to parse template script (your template may contain an error or be trying to use expressions not currently supported): startup failed: GStringTemplateScript95.groovy: 36: unexpected token: < @ line 36, column 9. <% out << componentManager.commentManager.getComments(issue)?.last()?.body ; ^ 1 error

thanks for the help..

perhaps there are <% and  %>  to remove from the if statement

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