Extract last modified by using Groovy Script?

Hi All,

I am using the following Groovy script to extract last modified by username. However when I select Text field as the Template I get the username but when I select User Picker Template I get Anonymous. I need the full name to displayed and not just the username. 


changeItems = componentManager.changeHistoryManager.getAllChangeItems(issue)
if (changeItems?.size()>0) {
else {


Text Field returns: username:12345
User Picker returns: Anonymous
Any suggestion? 
Thanks!! smile 

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Can you try the following code?

import com.atlassian.jira.component.ComponentAccessor

def changeHistoryManager = ComponentAccessor.getChangeHistoryManager()
def changeItems = changeHistoryManager.getAllChangeItems(issue)

if (changeItems?.size() > 0) {
    def userUtil = ComponentAccessor.getUserUtil()
    def userkey = changeItems.sort(false).last().getUserKey()
} else {

The User Picker template expects com.atlassian.jira.user.ApplicationUser instead of a com.atlassian.crowd.embedded.api.User.

@Alejo VillarrubThanks for the get code.

How do we get Display name instead of username?

Hi Alejo,

I am still getting the same output with the new script. Anonymous for User Picker Template and username for Text Field Template.


User Picker Template.png

Text Field Template.png

I just edited my answer. The code was returning the user name while it should have returned the ApplicationUser instead.

Bear also in mind that if the field uses the User Picker template, it will appear on the right hand side of the issue screen, under the People section.

That's awesome!! This works :D Thanks Alejo.

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