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How to get current issue when I use IssueLinkCreatedEvent event


I created a script that sets specified value in Y custom field when I set specified value in X field.
X field is "Epic Link" (type: Epic Link Relationship) and Y it "Organizational Unit" field (type: Select List (single choice).
When I set constant issue key, script works correctly, but when I place script in Script Listener and set Events to "IssueLinkCreatedEvent" my script don't see a current issue.
In console I get information about null object.

How I can get current editing issue in this case?

Actually I try get current issue by code:
Issue issue = issue.

I tried also this method:
Issue issue = (Issue)jiraHelper.getContextParams().get("issue");

but that did not help.


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Hello @Paweł Jakimiak

In listeners you can get issue from event, like this

Issue issue = event.issue

Unfortunately, I receive this error:

2018-09-04 13:50:57,414 ERROR [runner.AbstractScriptListener]: *************************************************************************************
2018-09-04 13:50:57,430 ERROR [runner.AbstractScriptListener]: Script function failed on event:, file: <inline script>
groovy.lang.MissingPropertyException: No such property: issue for class:

Oh, this is IssueLink event.

Is contains IssueLink object, which have methods to retrieve source and destination issues

Issue destinationIssue = event.getIssueLink().getDestinationObject()
Issue sourceIssue = event.getIssueLink().getSourceObject()

Thank you very much for your help. It's works.

Issue destinationIssue = event.getIssueLink().getDestinationObject()
Issue sourceIssue = event.getIssueLink().getSourceObject()

I use this code, but it doesn't work for me. 


Can anybody help?

I'm getting this error too.  Has anyone solved this?

@Eric Lakey @Aditya Wijanarko 

I managed to resolve it:

Issue issue = null; //Indicates a new Issue Object, without this event. doesn't seems to work

if(event.getClass().toString() == "class"){ // Need some way to check if link is created or deleted, i saw something like this: (event instanceOf issueLinkCreatedEvent) but this didn't work for me
def event = event as IssueLinkCreatedEvent
issue = event.getIssueLink().getSourceObject()
} else if(event.getClass().toString() == "class"){
def event = event as IssueLinkDeletedEvent
issue = event.getIssueLink().getSourceObject()
} else issue = issue; //In my code, I am using also "Issue updated" event, if you want only check if Link is created or deleted, just erase this
Like Asaf_Porat likes this

Hi @Damian Wodziński 

Did that code work for you? Your comments are saying something differently and I get a:

unable to resolve class IssueLinkCreatedEvent

Can you also post your import section?


Now I know. What is often missing for beginners - which class to import. In this case do


hi i have this problem to, i want to delete issue link when user want to create link to another project,and user only can link issue to current project that issue is in,i try this code 

import com.atlassian.jira.component.ComponentAccessor
import com.atlassian.jira.issue.Issue
import com.atlassian.jira.issue.MutableIssue
import com.atlassian.jira.event.issue.IssueEvent
import com.atlassian.jira.project.Project;
import com.atlassian.jira.project.ProjectManager
import com.atlassian.jira.event.issue.EventUtils

Issue issuedes = event.issue;
Issue issuesou;

ProjectManager projectMgr = ComponentAccessor.getProjectManager();
//Issue destinationIssue = IssueLink.getDestinationObject()
//Issue sourceIssue = IssueLink.getSourceObject()
def issueLinkManager = ComponentAccessor.getIssueLinkManager()
Issue currentIssue = issuesou
//def currentProject =
def linkedIssue = issuedes
def user = ComponentAccessor.getJiraAuthenticationContext().getLoggedInUser()

issueLinkManager.getOutwardLinks( { issueLink ->

linkedIssue = issueLink.getDestinationObject()

if( linkedIssue.getProjectObject().getKey() != currentIssue.getProjectObject().getKey() )

issueLinkManager.removeIssueLink(issueLink, user)



and i have this error 


2019-01-08 11:21:03,878 ERROR [runner.AbstractScriptListener]: *************************************************************************************
2019-01-08 11:21:03,878 ERROR [runner.AbstractScriptListener]: Script function failed on event: com.atlassian.jira.event.issue.IssueEvent, file: <inline script>
java.lang.NullPointerException: Cannot get property 'id' on null object

i think i can not refer to sourceIssue and  event.issue; code is for destinationIssue,

please help me thank

Issue issuesou; 

This indicated null object


Issue currentIssue = issuesou


So when you try to do this:


It causes the problem, it cannot do anything on null object.

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