How to find all workflows which are using postfunctions of a plugin

We need to upgrade a JIRA, but one of the plugins is not compatible.
How can we find all the workflows which are using the workflow functions from this plugin ?

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Henning Tietgens Community Champion Aug 26, 2013

You could use the Script Runner plugin to search for more detailed uses. I wrote a script to create a list which than can be used e.g. in Excel for further investigations.

import com.atlassian.jira.component.ComponentAccessor
import com.atlassian.jira.workflow.JiraWorkflow
import com.atlassian.jira.workflow.WorkflowManager
import java.util.regex.Matcher

String searchText = 'com.googlecode.jsu.workflow.'

WorkflowManager workflowManager = ComponentAccessor.getWorkflowManager()
Collection<JiraWorkflow> workflows = workflowManager.getWorkflows()

String result = "Workflow;Function;Type;Action;Step\r\n"

workflows.each{workflow ->
    workflowXml = workflow.descriptor.asXML()
    Matcher m = workflowXml =~ /${searchText}/
    if (m.find()) {
        String workflow_name = "${}${if(!workflow.isActive()){"(inactive)"} else ''}${if(workflow.isDraftWorkflow()){"(draft)"} else ''}"
        def wf = new XmlParser().parseText(workflowXml)
        List<Node> wf_flat = wf.depthFirst()
            if (it.text() ==~ /.*${searchText}.*/){
                result += "$workflow_name;${getNodeInfo(it,searchText)}\r\n"

String getNodeInfo(Node n, String search) {
    String nodetext = ''
    nodetext += "${n.text() - search}"
    def p = n.parent()
    while (p) {
        switch ( {
            case 'post-functions':
                nodetext += ";post-function"; break
            case 'validators':
                nodetext += ";validator"; break
            case 'conditions':
                nodetext += ";condition"; break
            case 'action':
                nodetext += ";${p.attribute('name')} (${p.attribute('id')})"; break
            case 'step':
                nodetext += ";${p.attribute('name')} (${p.attribute('id')})"; break
            case 'global-actions':
                nodetext += ";GLOBAL"; break
            case 'initial-actions':
                nodetext += ";INITIAL"; break

        p = p.parent()
    return nodetext

You have to adapt the searchText to match the plugin.


That's a cool approach, not requiring to access JIRA 'behind the scenes'
Certainly a candidate for a build-in script (IMO)

Henning - this a beautiful solution. Thanks for sharing!

@Henning Tietgens  – quick question. in the getNodeInfo method – why are you using the minus operator here:

 nodetext += "${n.text() - search}"


It looks like it's removing the search term from nodetext...?  Not sure why you are doing that. Any tips / insight much appreciated!

Henning Tietgens Community Champion Apr 21, 2016

You're right. It's only for shorter list entries.

We are currently using a query on the database, but I'm wondering if there is another approach.
The query is something like

select workflowname
from jira.jiraworkflows
where descriptor like '%iamhuy%'

You could export all workflows as xml-files and then search in these files for that plugin (e.g. com.googlecode.jsu). But I guess searching in in the database is faster.

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