Script Runner check for existing issue

Hi I'm trying to use Groovy Runner to create an issue as part of a Post Function. However, before the post-function creates the issue, I'd like to run a search and check for existing issues with the same Summary or matching custom fields, and if found, link to that issue instead of creating a new issue.

I can't seem to find out how to do the jira search part of the script. I could probably do a JQL search in the GUI but I don't know how to translate that into script code. Any suggestions?

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Here's a Java sample and you'll have to just port it to groovy:

final JqlQueryBuilder queryBuilder = JqlQueryBuilder.newBuilder();
		final JqlClauseBuilder whereBuilder = queryBuilder.where().defaultAnd();
		whereBuilder.summary().like("some summary")
		Query query = queryBuilder.buildQuery();
		User user;
		SearchResults results = ComponentAccessor.getComponent(SearchProvider.class).search(query, user, PagerFilter.getUnlimitedFilter());
		List<Issue> issues = results.getIssues();

Thanks I'll give this a try in groovy

You are going to have trouble bailing out of the "create" process from a post-function.

Maybe try doing it in a validator...?

There is some code for the behaviours plugin here: but you could get what you want out of it. Or use Boris' example.

What do you actually mean by "and if found, link to that issue instead of creating a new issue"? You mean create the issue and link, or not create the issue, and link what?

Problem is, I need it to be automated rather than a message popping up asking the user to close and link manually.

I'll give Boris' code a go or might have to think of an alternative to this :S

  • Search for issue
  • If there is an existing issue with matching fields/summary:
    • Link Matching Issue to current issue
  • Else:
    • Create New Issue and Link to current issue

So I just want to save that extra step of creating new issues and getting lots of duplicates

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