Can XPorter Plugin be leveraged to create a PDF on transition of an issue?

I need to generate a PDF file of an issue and store it on the file system when the issue is closed. I would like this to happen automatically through groovy script or some other means. Can I leverage XPorter to generate the PDF?

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Hi Nancy,

Maybe you can directly call the Xporter for JIRA servlet which generates the PDF Document. An example of such request is:


Just replace issueKey and template parameter values with the ones that you need.

Also, please certify that you are performing this request on behalf of a user that has the correct permissions to use the plugin.

Best Regards

I have coded this:

def issueKey = issue.getKey()

def String urlString = "$issueKey&outputType=pdf&template=Sample.docx"

def file = new FileOutputStream(urlString.tokenize("/")[-1])

new File(urlString.tokenize("/")[-1]).withOutputStream { out ->
    def url = new URL(urlString).openConnection()
    def remoteAuth = "Basic " + "req83168:Lhm4756a".getBytes().encodeBase64()
    url.setRequestProperty("Authorization", remoteAuth.toString());
    out << url.getInputStream()

And get a really strange error:

/plugins/servlet/jiraxporter [commons.jira.kconfig.PluginConfiguration] Database JNDI >>TestDB<< is not defined
/plugins/servlet/jiraxporter [databasecf.querydb.impl.QueryDatabaseImpl] Not connected. Possible database misconfiguration ?
1 /plugins/servlet/jiraxporter [databasecf.querydb.impl.QueryDatabaseImpl] Could not execute SQL query >>select filename from avatar<< on database TestDB.
java.sql.SQLException: Not connected. Possible database misconfiguration ?

I am calling the Groovy script from a transition in JIRA, the script should be getting the PDF of the issue and saving it to filesystem. Is there another way that I should be connecting?

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