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How to get issue object from search results?


I want to Bulk Edit a custom field in my project Jira Instance which I can't handle via normal Bulk Edit, so I created a Groovy script that does the update for me.  

My 'searchResults.results' look like this

[,, ... ]

And for each result I try to 

def issueObj = issueManager.getIssueObject(it.docId) 

However, 'issueObj' is always null. It would also be of use to get the issuekey as string from the search results as : 

def issueObj = issueManager.getIssueObject('JIRA-123') 

seem to work. 

Here my complete script:

import com.atlassian.jira.component.ComponentAccessor
import com.atlassian.jira.issue.ModifiedValue
import com.atlassian.jira.issue.util.DefaultIssueChangeHolder
import com.atlassian.jira.jql.parser.JqlQueryParser
import com.atlassian.jira.web.bean.PagerFilter

// issues returned from that JQL will get altered
final String searchQuery = 'project = JIRA'

def jqlQueryParser = ComponentAccessor.getComponent(JqlQueryParser)
def searchProvider = ComponentAccessor.getComponent(SearchProvider)
def issueManager = ComponentAccessor.issueManager
def user = ComponentAccessor.jiraAuthenticationContext.loggedInUser

def query = jqlQueryParser.parseQuery(searchQuery)
def searchResults =, user), PagerFilter.unlimitedFilter)

log.warn("Total issues: ${}") // log.debug() does not work

// the name of the custom field to alter
final String customFieldName = "Impact on Architecture" // confirmed and valid field name that we want to alter

// the new value to set
final String newValue = "No"

def customField = ComponentAccessor.customFieldManager.customFieldObjects.findByName(customFieldName)
assert customField : "Could not find custom field with name $customFieldName"

searchResults.results.each {

def issueObj = issueManager.getIssueObject(it.docId) // here we try to create the object which is empty

log.warn( 'Debug:' + issueObj ) // issueobject is null

// def key = issueObj.getKey() // something like that could help

def issue = issueManager.getIssueObject('JIRA-123') // this works

log.warn( issue )

customField.updateValue(null, issue, new modifiedValue(issue.getCustomFieldValue(customField), newValue), new DefaultIssueChangeHolder())



2 answers

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Leo Community Leader Apr 21, 2020

Hi @Andreas Schwab ,

I did similar script sometime back, this may give you some idea

import com.atlassian.jira.issue.Issue
import com.atlassian.jira.component.ComponentAccessor
import com.atlassian.jira.web.bean.PagerFilter
import org.apache.log4j.Level
import org.apache.log4j.Logger

def appUser = ComponentAccessor.getJiraAuthenticationContext().getLoggedInUser()
def linkManager = ComponentAccessor.getIssueLinkManager()
def searchService = ComponentAccessor.getComponent(SearchService.class)
def issueManager = ComponentAccessor.getIssueManager()
def log = Logger.getLogger("Jira Log")

def jqlSearch = "project = JIRA"

SearchService.ParseResult parseResult =  searchService.parseQuery(appUser, jqlSearch)
if (parseResult.isValid()) {
    def searchResult =, parseResult.getQuery(), PagerFilter.getUnlimitedFilter())
    def issues = searchResult.issues.collect {issueManager.getIssueObject(}
    issues.each { issue ->
           //you can use "issue" variable to update your issue
log.error("Invalid JQL :" + jqlSearch)

 Hope this helps




Thanks a lot, that helped me also with my 'log.debug( )' issue! 

But on 

 def searchResult =, parseResult.getQuery(), PagerFilter.getUnlimitedFilter())

I get the error: 

 ERROR [common.UserScriptEndpoint]: Script console script failed: groovy.lang.MissingPropertyException: No such property: issues for class:

But my results look like 'log.debug( searchResult )': 

DEBUG [Jira Log]:

The latter is not telling me much... Is it possible to log the available properties of 'searchResult'?

Ha got it I had to 

def issues = searchResult.results.collect {issueManager.getIssueObject(} // right

instead of 

def issues = searchResult.issues.collect {issueManager.getIssueObject(} // wrong


This doesn't work with Jira 8 though, as searchResult does not have the "issues" attribute any more...

Ok, I see that someone has suggested to use "results" instead. This does work indeed.

However, I think you will need to use the pagination feature too, as results will only give you results for the first page..

0 votes

This does not work in my JIRA (Version 8.13.6) The correct Issuecollector is as follows:

def issues = searchResult.results.collect {issueManager.getIssueObject(it.document.getField("key").stringValue())}

Otherwise, you will end up with the wrong issues or null issues




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