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java.lang.NullPointerException: Cannot invoke method setIssue() on null object Edited


I had a working script but after upgrade to JIRA 8.5. I have to replace component manager.

I did that but now i get Null pointer exception.

Below is the script. Any help is appreciated.

import com.opensymphony.workflow.WorkflowContext;
import com.atlassian.jira.workflow.WorkflowTransitionUtil;
import com.atlassian.jira.workflow.WorkflowTransitionUtilImpl;
import com.atlassian.jira.util.JiraUtils;
import com.atlassian.jira.issue.MutableIssue;

//import com.atlassian.jira.ComponentManager
import com.atlassian.jira.component.pico.ComponentManager
import com.atlassian.jira.component.ComponentAccessor
import com.atlassian.jira.issue.MutableIssue
import com.atlassian.jira.issue.CustomFieldManager
import com.atlassian.jira.issue.customfields.manager.OptionsManager
import com.atlassian.jira.issue.fields.CustomField
import com.atlassian.crowd.embedded.api.User
import com.atlassian.crowd.embedded.api.Group
import com.atlassian.jira.util.SimpleErrorCollection
import com.atlassian.jira.issue.IssueManager;
import com.atlassian.jira.issue.Issue;
import com.atlassian.jira.plugin.webfragment.model.JiraHelper;
import com.atlassian.jira.config.ResolutionManager

import org.apache.log4j.Logger
import static org.apache.log4j.Level.DEBUG

import com.atlassian.jira.bc.issue.IssueService
import com.atlassian.jira.component.ComponentAccessor
import com.atlassian.jira.issue.Issue
import com.atlassian.jira.user.ApplicationUser
import com.atlassian.jira.workflow.TransitionOptions

import com.atlassian.jira.issue.IssueInputParameters

GroupManager groupManager = ComponentAccessor.getComponent(GroupManager.class)

CustomFieldManager cfManager = ComponentAccessor.getCustomFieldManager()
CustomField cf = cfManager.getCustomFieldObject(11907);
Object customFieldValue = (Object) issue.getCustomFieldValue(cf)

Issue parent = issue.getParentObject();
def issueLinkManager = ComponentAccessor.getIssueLinkManager();

def issueManager = ComponentAccessor.getIssueManager();
def resolutionManager = ComponentAccessor.getComponent(ResolutionManager)

IssueService issueService = ComponentAccessor.getIssueService()
WorkflowTransitionUtil workflowTransitionUtil = (WorkflowTransitionUtil) ComponentAccessor.getComponent(WorkflowTransitionUtilImpl.class);

boolean check = false;

String currentUser = ((WorkflowContext) transientVars.get("context")).getCaller();

issueLink ->
MutableIssue linkIssue = issueLink.getDestinationObject() as MutableIssue
if(linkIssue.summary == ('REQ ' + customFieldValue + ' - ' + linkIssue.getParentObject().getSummary()))
if(linkIssue.resolution?.name == 'Fixed')
check = true;
check = false;

issueLink ->
MutableIssue linkIssue = issueLink.getDestinationObject() as MutableIssue

if(( == 'Design & Code' || ( == 'Test Prep.')) && ((linkIssue.summary == 'D&C ' + customFieldValue + ' - ' + linkIssue.getParentObject().getSummary()) || (linkIssue.summary == 'TP ' + customFieldValue + ' - ' + linkIssue.getParentObject().getSummary())) && ( == 'Closed') && (linkIssue.resolution?.name == 'Fixed') && check )
workflowTransitionUtil.setIssue(linkIssue);    <== ISSUE HERE

1 answer

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Daniel Ebers Community Leader Nov 08, 2020

Hi Madhavan,

there have been some changes when upgrading to Jira v8. You mentioned the replacement of the ComponentManager - this is indeed a significant one. From my experience simple replacing it won't work.
The Groovy scripts needs a rework in some cases.

Have you checked the documentation on this?

In case you don't get along with the generic documentation please state where the NPE exactly occurs. The likeliness is then higher that somebody from Community will look into the code and give an advise.


Hi Daniel,

Thanks for the support.

I referred the documentation you have referred but still i am unable to make my script working. Looks i'm missing some basics.

In the script which i have in the description(above). I see that linkIssue is null. Eventhough i'm able to get summary and issue type etc from linkIssue.

workflowTransitionUtil.setIssue(linkIssue);    <== ISSUE HERE



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