How to copy an Attachment from a screen in subtask to the main Issue Edited


Hello everyone! I'm trying to copy an attachment from a screen ,
Who is associate to the closure of  a subtask .

I succeeded to do it with comment :

def commentManager = ComponentAccessor.getCommentManager()
def user = ComponentAccessor.getJiraAuthenticationContext().getLoggedInUser()
def originalComment = transientVars.comment as String
def comments = originalComment
if (comments!=null)
    commentManager.create(parentIssue, user, comments, false)         

I'm trying to do an equivalent with the attachement ( 
copyAttachments(Issue issue, ApplicationUser author, String newIssueKey)
) but


Does not seem to exist
How am I supposed to do ?

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Ivan Tovbin Community Champion Feb 02, 2018

Hi Sergio,

Based on your description, the attachment added during the 'Close issue' transition is always the last one (unless you have any post functions/automation that adds more attachments after that), the code to copy it to the parent issue is as follows:

import com.atlassian.jira.component.ComponentAccessor

def attMgr = ComponentAccessor.getAttachmentManager()
def attachments = attMgr.getAttachments(issue)
def lastAtt = attachments[0]
def currentUser = ComponentAccessor.getJiraAuthenticationContext().getLoggedInUser()

if (attachments.size() > 1){
for (int i = 1; i < attachments.size(); i++){
if (lastAtt.getCreated().getTime() < attachments[i].getCreated().getTime()){
lastAtt = attachments[i]

attMgr.copyAttachment(lastAtt, currentUser, issue.getParentObject().getKey())

 Also, make sure that you place this post function AFTER the "Re-index an issue to keep indexes in sync with the database" post function

Hi Sergio,


I would like to do the exact same thing but have no idea on how to manage that.

Hope someone could help :)


Best regards,



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