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IssueLinkCreatedEvent generates errors and fails with scriptrunner listener

2018-09-26 11:27:07,218 ERROR [runner.AbstractScriptListener]: ************************************************************************************* 2018-09-26 11:27:07,218 ERROR [runner.AbstractScriptListener]: Script function failed on event:, file: groovy.lang.MissingPropertyException: No such property: issue for class: at


import org.apache.log4j.Category
import java.util.*
import com.atlassian.jira.issue.ModifiedValue
import com.atlassian.jira.ComponentManager
import com.atlassian.jira.component.ComponentAccessor
import com.atlassian.jira.issue.CustomFieldManager
import com.atlassian.jira.issue.Issue
import com.atlassian.jira.issue.MutableIssue
import com.atlassian.jira.project.Project
import com.atlassian.jira.issue.fields.IssueLinksSystemField
import com.atlassian.jira.bc.issue.IssueService
import com.opensymphony.workflow.InvalidInputException
import com.atlassian.jira.issue.IssueFieldConstants
import com.atlassian.jira.issue.IssueManager
import webwork.action.ActionContext
import com.atlassian.jira.issue.util.DefaultIssueChangeHolder

Issue issue = event.issue

def issueManager = ComponentAccessor.getIssueManager()
def changeHistoryManager = ComponentAccessor.getChangeHistoryManager()
def changeHolder = new DefaultIssueChangeHolder()

def linkMgr = ComponentAccessor.getIssueLinkManager()
def projectMgr = ComponentAccessor.getProjectManager()
def fieldManager = ComponentAccessor.getFieldManager()
def linksSystemField = fieldManager.getField("issuelinks") as IssueLinksSystemField

def request = ActionContext.getRequest()
def children = 0
def params = request.getParameterMap()
def issueLinkingValue = linksSystemField.getRelevantParams(params) as IssueLinksSystemField.IssueLinkingValue

def EK = ComponentAccessor.getCustomFieldManager().getCustomFieldObject("customfield_14803") // External Key
def EKVal = issue?.getCustomFieldValue(EK)

def PL = ComponentAccessor.getCustomFieldManager().getCustomFieldObject("customfield_17617") // Parent Link
def PLVal = issue?.getCustomFieldValue(EK)


if (request && EKVal != null && PLVal == null && ( == 'Epic' || == 'Story')) {

for (IssueLink link in linkMgr.getOutwardLinks( {
def issueLinkTypeName =
def linkedIssue = link.getDestinationObject()
def linkProjectName = linkedIssue.getProjectObject().getName()
def linkedIssueKey = linkedIssue.getKey()
def linkedIssueID = linkedIssue.getId()
log.debug ("Inside 4 loop..." + issueLinkTypeName + "--" + linkProjectName)

//look for a link that is child of in PC
if (! (issueLinkTypeName == "Parent" && linkProjectName == "Project Central")) {
log.debug ("Not Parent...")

} else if ((issueLinkTypeName == "Parent" && linkProjectName == "Project Central") ||
(issueLinkingValue.linkedIssues?.toString()?.contains("PC-") && issueLinkingValue.linkDescription?.toString()?.contains("is a child of"))) {
log.debug ("Parent...")
children = children + 1
PL.updateValue(null, issue, new ModifiedValue(issue.getCustomFieldValue(PL), linkedIssueKey),changeHolder)
log.debug ("4 Restarting..." + children)


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Hi Kevin,

I'm not sure what your code actually does but at a glance, I think you're trying to setup some sort of issue linking in a listener.

The error you're looking for is in line 20 - 

Issue issue = event.issue

You need to declare the event type. Try the below:

def IssueEvent event = event
def issue = event.getIssue()

I recommend going through Scriptrunner's documentation for more information on how to build Listeners -

Trying to make a listener that catches the link created event and if it is a certain link type it populated the parent link field automatically

Was able to get past the error.  Thanks for the help

@Kevin Dalton  Can you please share with us how did you managed to get past the error?  

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