How to import com.atlassian.jira...

I'm trying to create a custom groovy listener.
First of all, I created groovy class:

package com.custom

import com.atlassian.jira.event.issue.AbstractIssueEventListener;
import com.atlassian.jira.event.issue.IssueEvent;
 
class MyListener extends AbstractIssueEventListener {
    
    void issueUpdated(IssueEvent event) {
        // code
    }
}

And now, I'm trying to compile it with groovyc. I got these errors:

org.codehaus.groovy.control.MultipleCompilationErrorsException: startup failed:

MyListener.groovy: 3: unable to resolve class com.atlassian.jira.event.issu

e.AbstractIssueEventListener

 @ line 3, column 1.

   import com.atlassian.jira.event.issue.AbstractIssueEventListener

   ^

MyListener.groovy: 4: unable to resolve class com.atlassian.jira.event.issu

e.IssueEvent

 @ line 4, column 1.

   import com.atlassian.jira.event.issue.IssueEvent


How can I make it work?

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You'll need to set a massive classpath, but you should not need to compile it. Just point the "custom listener" at the .groovy file, and it will handle compiling.

thank you Jamie for a quick answer. But how can I point the custom listener at the groovy file if in jira, as I see, I need .class file? Or what I did wrong to make a custom listener? I put .groovy file ...WEB-INF/classes/com/custom/MyListener.groovy. And inscript runner in creating a custom listener in field: name of groovy class I cannot find it. And in jira administration where listeners, I cannot find it too.

What version of jira and the plugin are you using?

jira 6.3.8, script runner plugin 3.0.7.

I created empty file hello.class in /WEB-INF/classes/com/custom/ and then I can see him as a listener, so how can I compile my first MyListener.groovy in MyListener.class? I tried groovyc and nothing good, as you see. Set a massive classpath isn't good solution. Now, I'm trying to do it with Intellij, but I met a problem: idea doesn't understand imports with com.atlassian.jira. ... And I dont know how to add it. Can you help me please, Jamie?

but you said I dont need to compile .groovy, what should I do to make it visible in "groovy class name" field?

Use Custom Listener, and you put the .groovy file under one of your script roots, eg <jira_home>/scripts, in the correct directory according to its package.

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