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How can I use Groovy Script to get an issue id in a post function? issue.getId() returns null Edited

Patrick Savago Apr 06, 2017

I'm sure I'm overlooking something simple, as getId() seems to be exactly what I should need.  I've tried issue.getID(), getKey(), etc, to no avail.


import groovy.sql.Sql
import java.sql.Driver
import com.atlassian.jira.issue.Issue import com.atlassian.jira.issue.ModifiedValue import com.atlassian.jira.issue.util.DefaultIssueChangeHolder import com.atlassian.jira.component.ComponentAccessor
/* I've tried with and without this declaration as well
Issue issue = issue
// All of these return null. I need to retrieve the id for use in a SQL query later in the script. log.error("id: " + issue.getId()) // returns null log.error("key: " + issue.getKey()) // returns null log.error("number: " + issue.getNumber()) // returns null log.error("issue: " + issue) // returns the Summary field of the issue

Log results

2017-04-06 15:07:37,332 ERROR [workflow.ScriptWorkflowFunction]: id: null
2017-04-06 15:07:37,332 ERROR [workflow.ScriptWorkflowFunction]: key: null
2017-04-06 15:07:37,332 ERROR [workflow.ScriptWorkflowFunction]: number: null
2017-04-06 15:07:37,332 ERROR [workflow.ScriptWorkflowFunction]: issue: sdfsadfasd

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Patrick Savago Apr 06, 2017 • edited

I'm an idiot.  The reason it was returning null is because the Custom Script post-function was being called before the "Creates the issue originally" post-function.  Re-ordering the post-function calls resolved this.

Hopefully this saves someone else some time in the future.

smetannikov May 16, 2018

Hi, Patrick!

Please tell me how you did it:

"Re-ordering the post-function calls"



Patrick Savago May 16, 2018


In the workflow that called the script, I had to move the "ScriptRunner workflow function" to be after the "Creates issue initially" step.  This makes sense, the ID would be null because the issue doesn't exist yet.

 See screenshot of the Workflow post function order below.


smetannikov May 16, 2018

Patrick, thanks!

It's really very very simple)

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