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Post upgrade from 6.4.9 to 7.0.11 groovy script is throwing errors Edited

We have have a groovy script which stops working post JIRA upgrade.


Can you please help us in fixing the same?


Error from logs


2017-05-02 15:21:17,766 devstatus.applink:thread-3 ERROR XXXXXXXXX 847x1378x2 1l6oimu /rest/dev-status/1.0/issue/summary [c.o.scriptrunner.customfield.GroovyCustomField] Script field failed on issue: XYZ-12345, field: Epic Rollup
org.codehaus.groovy.runtime.typehandling.GroovyCastException: Cannot cast object 'abcd(abcd)' with class 'com.atlassian.jira.user.DelegatingApplicationUser' to class 'com.atlassian.crowd.embedded.api.User'
at Script159.getUser(Script159.groovy:121)
at Script159.retrieveIssuesInEpic(Script159.groovy:62)




import com.atlassian.jira.component.ComponentAccessor;
import com.atlassian.jira.ComponentManager;


import com.atlassian.jira.issue.IssueManager;
import com.atlassian.jira.issue.Issue;

import com.atlassian.jira.web.bean.PagerFilter;
import com.atlassian.jira.issue.DocumentIssueImpl;

import com.atlassian.jira.user.util.UserUtil;
import com.atlassian.crowd.embedded.api.User;

import java.util.concurrent.TimeUnit;

def logString="";

/* -----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
* Gobal vlaues: user, issue (assuming an Epic)
* ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

/* User that will be used to search for issues.
* Must have Browse Project permission on all relevant projects.
USER = ‘abcd’
children = retrieveIssuesInEpic(issue)
total = sumOfOriginalEstimates(children)
total = format(total * 1000) // Atlassian returns milisecond K
return total.toString()

private format(millis) {
ApplicationProperties applicationProperties = ComponentManager.getComponentInstanceOfType(ApplicationProperties.class);
Integer daysPerWeek = applicationProperties.getDefaultBackedString(APKeys.JIRA_TIMETRACKING_DAYS_PER_WEEK).toInteger();
Integer hoursPerDay = applicationProperties.getDefaultBackedString(APKeys.JIRA_TIMETRACKING_HOURS_PER_DAY).toInteger();

// TODO clean up messy calcualtions, maybe use mod function?
Long long_hours = TimeUnit.MILLISECONDS.toHours(millis)
Integer int_days = long_hours.toInteger()/hoursPerDay
Integer int_hours = long_hours.toInteger() - (int_days * hoursPerDay)
Integer int_weeks = int_days/daysPerWeek
int_days = int_days - (int_weeks * daysPerWeek)
Long long_minutes = TimeUnit.MILLISECONDS.toMinutes(millis)
Integer int_minutes = long_minutes.toInteger() - (int_hours*60) - (int_days * hoursPerDay * 60) - (int_weeks * daysPerWeek * hoursPerDay * 60)

formatted = String.format("%d weeks, %d days, %d hours, %d minutes",
return formatted
private retrieveIssuesInEpic(epic) {
// Search for issues in epic
User user = getUser(USER);
jql_query = 'issueFunction in linkedIssuesOf("key = ' + epic.key + '", "is Epic of")'
if (user) {
List<DocumentIssueImpl> queryResults = runJQLSearch(user, jql_query);
if (queryResults && !queryResults.isEmpty()) {
return queryResults
return []

* Given a list of issues, sums up the original estimate on each.
private sumOfOriginalEstimates(issues) {
IssueManager issueManager = componentManager.getIssueManager();
Long sum = 0
for (Issue i in issues){
iObj = issueManager.getIssueObject(i.getId());
if (iObj) {
original_estimate = iObj.getOriginalEstimate()
if (original_estimate) {
sum += original_estimate
return sum

* Executes JQL search.
private List<DocumentIssueImpl> runJQLSearch(user, jqlQuery) {
SearchService searchService = ComponentAccessor.getComponent(SearchService.class);
SearchService.ParseResult parseResult = searchService.parseQuery(user, jqlQuery);
List<DocumentIssueImpl> queryResults;

if (parseResult && parseResult.isValid()) {
try {
SearchResults searchResult =, parseResult.getQuery(), PagerFilter.getUnlimitedFilter())
queryResults = searchResult.getIssues();

log.debug("Valid JQL: " + jqlQuery);
} catch (e) {
} else {
log.debug("Invalid JQL: " + jqlQuery);

return queryResults;

* Retrieves user object
private User getUser(user) {
UserUtil userUtil = ComponentAccessor.getUserUtil();
return userUtil.getUserObject(user);



1 answer

Looks like you're running into some issues centering around how the APIs around users changed. See

I'd recommend either changing your helper methods to take/return an ApplicationUser object or just use 'def'. 

For example:

private ApplicationUser getUser(user) {
    def userManager = ComponentAccessor.userManager

You may notice that I'm using the userManager instead of userUtil.getUserObject. That's simply because the getUserObject was deprecated in 7.0, but it will still work.

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