Script runner clone issue function - add watcher in target issue

Tarun Sapra Community Champion Jul 30, 2014

Hi All,

I am struggling to add watcher to an issue, the problem here is that

def user = userManager.getUserObject("userid") 
if (user) watcherManager.startWatching(user, issue)

the above snippet works fine if it's placed in the post-function of the "issue", but what i am trying to achieve is that I am trying to clone an issue using script runner and during that process I am trying to add the assignee of the original issue as a watcher in the issue to be cloned and all this is in the post-function of the original issue thus while logging i get the error

[jira.issue.watchers.DefaultWatcherManager] You must specify an issue.

As I understand the above error is because the issue to be cloned as not yet been created and I am trying to add a watcher to it but is there another way to fix this problem apart from wirting a post-funciton in the cloned issue

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I feel like I may be overlooking something obvious with my answer, but I'm not sure what it is. At some point in your post-function, the issue is, in fact, created, right? So why not add the previous assignee as a watcher with code similar to the above after the clone is alive and well and before the post-function completes?

Tarun Sapra Community Champion Jul 31, 2014

Hi Tanner,

I don't think the target issue(issue to be cloned) is created in the post-function as the whole point of using the post function is to create the issue itself, and once the post-fcuntion executes only then the target issue is created.

I think I know what I missed now. You're using a pre-existing script to clone. I was under the impression that you had already authored your own code to do the cloning. Why not take that pre-existing code, modifying it a bit to fit your needs, and then using as your own custom post-function?

Tarun Sapra Community Champion Aug 03, 2014

Actually I was looking for a way to avoid custom code, as in a Large and complex jira instance, custom code sometimes add to maintenance woes of admins/developers

yep. it can be a headache sometimes.

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