Script Runner: groovy postfunction

Hi all,

I'm trying to write a simple script to update original estimate / remaining time on an issue based on a custom field value (nothing too fancy):

import com.atlassian.jira.issue.Issue;
import com.atlassian.jira.issue.fields.CustomField;
import com.atlassian.jira.issue.IssueManager;
import com.atlassian.jira.issue.CustomFieldManager;
import com.atlassian.jira.component.ComponentAccessor;
import com.atlassian.jira.issue.MutableIssue;

def myFieldId = "customfield_11800"
def myCustomFieldManager = ComponentAccessor.getCustomFieldManager()
def myCustomField = myCustomFieldManager.getCustomFieldObject(myFieldId);
def myIssueManager = ComponentAccessor.getIssueManager();
def myWorkload = issue.getCustomFieldValue(myCustomField).toLong()*60*60*8;

// Update Issue
def myIssue = myIssueManager.getIssueObject(issue.getKey());
myIssue.setEstimate (myWorkload);;

I've copied my script to my Jira home (/opt/atlassian/jira) to try it and created a post-fuction to run the script.

On a sandbox project I tried to make it works without success and strangely the catalina.out remain silent (no error).

What have I missed?

Thank you for your help!

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Put the post-function first in the list.


def myIssue = myIssueManager.getIssueObject(issue.getKey());

Replace myIssue with issue. So just use the issue variable even though it's not declared in your script.
Remove the .store too, it's not necessary.
There may be other problems but try that for a start. But add some "log.warn(...)" lines so you can see that it's at least executing, and what the values are.
And don't look in catalina.out, look in <jira-home>/logs/atlassian-jira.log.

It works, thanks a lot for your help!

But I'm a bit lost... to my understanding I needed to have on object of type MutableIssue to have access to the setters ( because issue the Issue interface is read-only (

Also I can see in the javadoc that the store() is deprecated but I have no clue on what to use instead.

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