ScriptRunner get the old values of a customfield (script listener "send custom email")


we tried to use the following code snippet in our email template to get the 
old values of a customfield (script listener, send a custom email)


def change = event?.getChangeLog()?.getRelated("ChildChangeItem").find {it.field == "Name of custom field"}
if (change) {
    out << 'Old: ' + change.oldstring + "\n"
    out << 'New: ' + change.newstring



But we got an error

groovy.lang.MissingPropertyException: No such property: event for class: groovy.lang.Binding

at groovy.lang.Binding.getVariable(

at groovy.lang.Binding.getProperty(


JIRA version: 6.4.7

ScriptRunner version: 3.1.4

Can you please tell us what we do wrong?


Thank you very much in advance


best regards




6 answers

you could try upgrading it and see if that fixes it, you're on a very old version...

Thx, but this is also not the problem

we tested it on a other JIRA version

Jira: v7.1.7

ScriptRunner: 4.3.3
same error

I have the same problem on  I do not see the problem on an old system that is at 3.1.4.

I worked around the problem in my script listener by avoiding use of event.  In my case, I wanted to listen to updates to see if issues were added or removed from a specific sprint.  I hard-coded the sprint id.  If someone can show me how to get the active sprint for a board, that would be great.


 * Determines if the last change added or removed the item from the active sprint
import org.apache.log4j.Logger
import org.apache.log4j.Level
def log = Logger.getLogger("")"Condition Evaluation ...")
def ACTIVE_SPRINT = "194" //Hard code active sprint ID

// Get the last change ...
def changeHistoryManager = com.atlassian.jira.component.ComponentAccessor.getChangeHistoryManager()
def changeHistories = changeHistoryManager.getChangeHistories(issue);
def changeHistory = changeHistories.get(changeHistories.size()-1)"  changeHistory="+changeHistory)

// See if the last change contained a change to or from the active sprint
def changeItems =  changeHistory.getChangeItemBeans()
def added = false;
def removed = false;
changeItems.each() { com.atlassian.jira.issue.history.ChangeItemBean chgItem ->"chgItem="+chgItem);
    def field = chgItem.getField()"  field = " +field)
    if (field && field.equalsIgnoreCase("Sprint")) {"    getFrom="+chgItem.getFrom());"    getTo="+chgItem.getTo());
		removed =  chgItem.getFrom()==ACTIVE_SPRINT 
		added =  chgItem.getTo()==ACTIVE_SPRINT 
}"Added?"+added+" or Removed?"+removed)



Can you describe what you're trying to do here? Is it notify when an issue is added or removed from the active sprint?

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