set date to customfield via groovy during creating transition


I'm trying to set the current date to our customfield deadline in the creattion transition.
This doesn't work...

Here is my groovy script:

import com.atlassian.jira.issue.Issue
import com.atlassian.jira.issue.fields.CustomField
import com.atlassian.jira.issue.CustomFieldManager
import com.atlassian.jira.ComponentManager
import com.atlassian.jira.issue.util.DefaultIssueChangeHolder
import com.atlassian.jira.issue.util.IssueChangeHolder
import com.atlassian.jira.issue.ModifiedValue
import org.apache.log4j.Category
import java.sql.Timestamp
log = Category.getInstance("com.oncreate.jira.groovy.Deadline")
CustomFieldManager customFieldManager = componentManager.getCustomFieldManager()
IssueChangeHolder changeHolder = new DefaultIssueChangeHolder()
Issue issue  = issue
def date1 = new Timestamp(new Date().getTime())
if ( == 'Tagesgeschäft WP' )
  def cfDeadline = customFieldManager.getCustomFieldObjects(issue).find { == 'Deadline'}
  if ( !issue.getCustomFieldValue(cfDeadline) ) {
     log.debug "Deadline not set for "+issue.getKey() + "  " + date1.toString()
     cfDeadline.updateValue(null, issue, new ModifiedValue("", date1), changeHolder)
     log.debug "Deadline now set to: " +issue.getCustomFieldValue(cfDeadline)
  } else {
     log.debug "Deadline is already set for "+issue.getKey()+": "+issue.getCustomFieldValue(cfDeadline)
else {
  log.debug "Nothing to do. Project != Tagesgeschäft WP"


and the lines from the log file:

2014-12-09 12:39:31,792 QuartzScheduler_Worker-0 DEBUG ServiceRunner    DBT [oncreate.jira.groovy.Deadline] Deadline not set for null  2014-12-09 12:39:31.781
2014-12-09 12:39:31,883 QuartzScheduler_Worker-0 DEBUG ServiceRunner    DBT [oncreate.jira.groovy.Deadline] Deadline now set to: null
2014-12-09 12:39:32,201 QuartzScheduler_Worker-0 INFO ServiceRunner    DBT [atlassian.mail.incoming.mailfetcherservice] DBT[10111]: Issue DBT-8172 created


What can I do to set the customfield as postfunction of creation transition?


Thanks in advance.



2 answers

Have you checked the order or the post functions? Issue must probably be created before using the "issue" variable in the script. Call script after "Create Issue originally"

Thanks for your help.
It works very good now.

I have one more question.
What do I have to do, to remove the time from my timestamp. --> Set it to 00:00 ???


Thanks a lot.

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