Error: Script post-function failed on updating Custom field of a cloned issue


I try to create a cloned and linked issue and with that, i want to update some custom field of the cloned issue.

scriptrunner comes with an additional target issue action: set custom field.

def cf = customFieldManager.getCustomFieldObjects(issue).find { == 'My Custom Field'}
issueInputParameters.addCustomFieldValue(, 'cf value')

But in manual, the same function is called:

def cf = customFieldManager.getCustomFieldObjects(issue).find { == 'MyCustomFieldType'}
issue.setCustomFieldValue(cf, "my value")

None of them work for me. in log file I've got an error:

/WorkflowUIDispatcher.jspa [onresolve.jira.groovy.GroovyFunctionPlugin] Script post-function failed on xxx: com.onresolve.jira.groovy.canned.workflow.postfunctions.CloneIssue

with  1st snippet:

javax.script.ScriptException: javax.script.ScriptException: java.lang.NullPointerException: Cannot get property 'id' on null object

with 2nd snippet:


Thanks for your help

2 answers

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the problem is marked here:Cannot retrieve a set of custom field options

the functions above will work only over the options class

maybe anyone can explain the difference between issueInputParamters.add und issue.set ?

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