How to I set a custom field's value to the latest comment?

I'm trying to store the latest comment in a custom field so that I can easily surface it in confluence.  I'm on JIRA Cloud with SR.

How would I get the latest comment in an issue so that i can set it to a custom field in my ScriptRunner Listener that runs on Create and Update?

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Thanks for the solution Vasiliy

Since I'm on Cloud, I had to go through the API.

To retrieve i used this call: /rest/api/2/issue/${issue.key}/comment

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Vasiliy Zverev Community Champion Dec 06, 2016

You could use script field. Here is code to get last comment (test it before use):

import com.atlassian.jira.issue.Issue
import com.atlassian.jira.issue.comments.Comment
import com.atlassian.jira.issue.comments.CommentManager

Issue issue

CommentManager commentManager ;
List<Comment> commentList = commentManager.getComments(issue)

if(commentList.size() == 0)
    return null

commentList.sort(new Comparator<Comment>() {
    int compare(Comment o1, Comment o2) {
        if(o1.getCreated().before(o2.getCreated())) return -1
        else return 1

return commentList.get(0).getBody()

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