JIRA 7 : scripting reindex issue => stackoverflow on issueIndexManager.reIndex(issue)


I'm trying to have caculated fields in JIRA  with Script Runner and these calculated field are reindexed for JQL filters. To perform that, I perform all my calculations on a "Scripted Field" which updates an "Integer Field" that needs to be-reindexed.


My code is :

import com.atlassian.jira.component.ComponentAccessor

import com.atlassian.jira.issue.index.IssueIndexManager

import com.atlassian.jira.util.ImportUtils

IssueIndexManager issueIndexManager = ComponentAccessor.getComponent(IssueIndexManager.class);

boolean wasIndexing = ImportUtils.isIndexIssues();


  // line which creates the stackoverflow


return 1


But I have a unknown error, with this message:

at  net.sourceforge.jtds.jdbc.JtdsStatement.(JtdsStatement.java:159)
at  net.sourceforge.jtds.jdbc.JtdsPreparedStatement.(JtdsPreparedStatement.java:100)
at  net.sourceforge.jtds.jdbc.JtdsConnection.prepareStatement(JtdsConnection.java:2492)
at  org.apache.commons.dbcp.DelegatingConnection.prepareStatement(DelegatingConnection.java:295)
at  org.apache.commons.dbcp.PoolingDataSource$PoolGuardConnectionWrapper.prepareStatement(PoolingDataSource.java:318)
at  org.ofbiz.core.entity.jdbc.interceptors.connection.DelegatingConnection.prepareStatement(DelegatingConnection.java:137)
at  org.ofbiz.core.entity.jdbc.SQLProcessor.prepareStatement(SQLProcessor.java:563)
at  org.ofbiz.core.entity.GenericDAO.select(GenericDAO.java:621)
at  org.ofbiz.core.entity.GenericDAO.select(GenericDAO.java:592)
at  org.ofbiz.core.entity.GenericHelperDAO.findByPrimaryKey(GenericHelperDAO.java:97)
at  org.ofbiz.core.entity.GenericDelegator.findByPrimaryKey(GenericDelegator.java:611)
at  org.ofbiz.core.entity.GenericDelegator.findByPrimaryKey(GenericDelegator.java:649)
at  com.atlassian.jira.ofbiz.DefaultOfBizDelegator.findByPrimaryKey(DefaultOfBizDelegator.java:448)
at  com.atlassian.jira.ofbiz.DefaultOfBizDelegator.findByPrimaryKey(DefaultOfBizDelegator.java:440)
at  com.atlassian.jira.ofbiz.DefaultOfBizDelegator.findById(DefaultOfBizDelegator.java:431)
at  com.atlassian.jira.ofbiz.WrappingOfBizDelegator.findById(WrappingOfBizDelegator.java:243)
at  com.atlassian.jira.issue.managers.DefaultIssueManager.getIssue(DefaultIssueManager.java:149)
at  ...


Is there someone to help us ? Script Runner also advices to use "IssueIndexingService.reIndex(Issue)", how can we use this new feature?






  • JIRA 7.0.0
  • Script Runner

3 answers

1 accepted

You cannot make any modifications within a calculated field... the only thing you can do is pull information from the current issue, or other issues, or outside of the JIRA environment altogether, and display it.

When JIRA reindxes an issue it gets the value from all custom fields. In your case, that act reindexes the issue, which gets the value from the script field, which reindexes the issue, which... etc. Infinite recursion and stack overflow ensues.

You should not need to reindex the issue at all... I'd take a step back, remove that code, see what is not working, and ask a new question. 

If your script fields have a searcher configured you should be able to search on them fine.


I am using 

IssueIndexingService issueIndexService = ComponentAccessor.getComponent(IssueIndexingService.class);

to get the index service.
And I have to disagree. There sure is a use for re-indexing an issue.
You are correct that your custom searcher would update the issue, though only on access.
So until someone access the ticket and it updates itself, the index will contain the old values meaning that filter ( dashboards ) that would show this issue on the updated values will not contain that issue until it is re-indexed.

I agree with that but I think your premise that this is a correct use of calculated fields is wrong. Reindexing issues periodically or when some external value may have changed is not very scalable. I'd consider custom JQL functions or some custom report... 

I didn't mean in combination of calculated fields, was talking about the service itself.

In our case we do not have calculated fields but plugins that define a custom field and bring their own searcher along. 

Keep the wrong use aside, there is no other way to validate permissions on a ticket without a field inheriting userpicker, grouppicker,... 


About the JQL functions, we just dropped our plugin as the jql custom function are very bad in performance and with over 100k tickets and also 40k+ users it can literally shutdown jira. So we switched to preparing most use cases by filling custom fields through a plugin that listens to according changes on a ticket and fills them in a worker thread. so we can keep performance about 200 times faster than by using jql.


I have almost the same problematic. 
My goal was to reindex issues whose the scripted field value has changed, in order to sort them in the issues viewer.
If you run a groovy script inside the scripted field, it ends in a infinite loop.
Then, I run my groovy script in an escalation service which runs every minute.

I share with you my code which works well under Jira 7.1.0, maybe it can help you.

Escalation service :

import com.atlassian.jira.issue.index.IssueIndexingService
import com.atlassian.jira.component.ComponentAccessor
import com.atlassian.jira.issue.Issue
import com.atlassian.jira.util.ImportUtils
import org.apache.log4j.Category
def issueManager = ComponentAccessor.getIssueManager()
def issueIndexingService = ComponentAccessor.getComponent(IssueIndexingService)
boolean wasIndexing = ImportUtils.isIndexIssues();
log.warn("Reindex issue ${issue.key} ${issue.id}")

To test under script Console, you have to define "issue" before :

Issue issue = issueManager.getIssueObject("your issue Key");

Thanks Joffrey Hamman, your code  really helped , 

why do we need this 

boolean wasIndexing = ImportUtils.isIndexIssues();ImportUtils.setIndexIssues(true);







Suggest an answer

Log in or Sign up to answer
Community showcase
Published Jan 08, 2019 in Jira

How to Jira for designers

I’m a designer on the Jira team. For a long time, I’ve fielded questions from other designers about how they should be using Jira Software with their design team. I’ve also heard feedback from other ...

875 views 3 9
Read article

Atlassian User Groups

Connect with like-minded Atlassian users at free events near you!

Find a group

Connect with like-minded Atlassian users at free events near you!

Find my local user group

Unfortunately there are no AUG chapters near you at the moment.

Start an AUG

You're one step closer to meeting fellow Atlassian users at your local meet up. Learn more about AUGs

Groups near you