Static Type Checking Errors Edited

We are using Jira 6.3 and wanted to upgrade to Jira 7.0.11. I tested few of the existing scripts on the new server, but ended up with lot of errors. Most of these errors are related to type casting because of deprecated versions. I tried fixing most of them, but have a problem with one function call in my script.


The error is [Static type checking] - Cannot return value of type java.lang.Object on method returning type com.atlassian.jira.user.ApplicationUser.


The line where the error is in the below code snippet where I am trying to return the ApplicationUser, but the return type of qaContact?.getValue(foundIssue) is an Object.

Code Snippet:

if (foundIssue != null)


def qaContact = ComponentAccessor.getCustomFieldManager().getCustomFieldObjects(foundIssue).find {}

return qaContact?.getValue(foundIssue)


How can I fix this issue?


Thanks in advance.

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Hi invinci,

This is because due to there being multiple types of custom fields returning different object classes (Lists, Maps, Strings, Long, etc.) The javadoc lists the return value as being a simple Object.

Despite the typechecking returning an error, that code should run, assuming that the QAcontact field is a user field.  Alternatively, you might get around the error by casting the result to ApplicationUser first:

return (ApplicationUser)qaContact?.getValue(foundIssue)


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