Error on scripted field (illegal "as" cast)


I have this script that returns an error in JIRA log and is referred to in Scriptrunner support (

Can anyone direct me to the fix needed in this script?




import com.atlassian.jira.component.ComponentAccessor

import com.atlassian.jira.issue.fields.FieldManager

import com.atlassian.jira.issue.fields.CustomField

import com.atlassian.core.util.DateUtils


def fieldManager = ComponentAccessor.getCustomFieldManager() as FieldManager

def startCF = fieldManager.getCustomField("Downtime Start") as CustomField

def endCF = fieldManager.getCustomField("Downtime End") as CustomField

def startTime = startCF.getValue(issue) as Date

def endTime = endCF.getValue(issue) as Date

if (startTime == null || endTime==null) {return null}


return (endTime-startTime) / (60 * 1000) as Double

2 answers

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Try removing all the "as" statements.  You don't need them, as groovy handles the object types automatically.

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Er, fieldManager doesn't have getCustomField as a function like that.


def myCustomField = com.atlassian.jira.component.ComponentAccessor.getCustomFieldManager().getCustomFieldObjectByName("My Field")

There is an improvement, Thanks

can you look at the next issue?

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Those two values are dates, not numbers.  As humans, we can make the intuitive leap from "Sunday - Wednesday = 3 days", but computers can't.  You might as well be asking it to do "apple - cat = ???".  Convert the dates to epoch time or something like that (epoch time is something like "number of milliseconds since base date")

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The same code doesn't produce any type checking errors for me - what version of the plugin are you using?

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