is it possible to call a built-in script via my own groovy script?

hi guys,

i want to automate the run of the "rename user id" built in script. given i have 10 people to rename or merge, i don't want to click and submit the script via administration user interface 10 times. i want to create my own script that gets the 10 users as parameter and calls the built in script 10 times.

i think calling a given script should not be a problem, however i'm a groovy newby and cannot solve my problem on my own without further research.

thank you!

steve

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There are two answers... there is an undocumented (currently) rest API where you can call any script via a rest request, if you have admin permissions. I'll give you code examples for both of these but they are ugly code just lifted from something I may have been once working on, not exemplars at all.

So here is an example for copying a project using REST: https://gist.github.com/jamieechlin/5195423

You can also call them from a groovy script. Here is a one-off script for merging users whose names differ only by case. The bit you need is in the loop at the bottom: https://gist.github.com/jamieechlin/5195431

You might need to look at the script source to get the parameter names.

Method 2 is probably a lot easier depending on context.

hi jamie,

thank you for your fast response. this seems to be the thing i was looking for. :)

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