Re-index issue on work log changes

We have a custom field that checks to see if a user has logged work on any issues in the last N days.  The field uses the worklogged issue function and returns the number of issues that have work logged on them.  We then run a query to find all users whose value for this field is 0.   When work logs are recorded, the custom field returns the correct updated value, but the search index is not updated, so the query returns the old value.   

Running full re-index manually fixes the issues, but we will need an automated solution.

What would be the best way to trigger a re-index of the custom field's value so search results work correctly?

Using JIRA 6.3.5 and ScriptRunner 3.0.5

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Using the script-runner, add a simple listener to catch "work logged", "work log updated", "work log deleted" etc events.  It can then re-index the appropriate issue.  (Work log moved to another issue is a bit more of a pain as you'd need to index both)

Creating an issueWorkLogged listener appears to be working by indexing the relevant issue. Thanks for the help.

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Your question only makes sense if you're using a custom field to record work logs on linked issues. If it's the current issue, it will get reindexed when a work log is added.

There is an example of reindexing linked issues using an event handler here: (but read the section above too).

Yes, we are using a custom field that queries for worklogs on other issues. Thanks for the examples.

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