Custom script listener not working after migration JIRA 6.2 => 6.4


I was using the custom listener function in JIRA 6.2 without problem.

Now I am evaluating the migration to JIRA6.4, and my listener won't work => nothing happens nor is logged in the catalina.out.

I'm using the scriptrunner version 3.1.4

My script is a groovy class that extends the AbstractIssueEventListener (like in most examples), and the file is on server in $JIRA_INSTALL/atlassian-jira/WEB_INF/classes/com/mycompany/jira/IssueEditedListener.groovy

package com.mycompany.jira.listeners
import org.apache.log4j.Category
import com.atlassian.jira.ComponentManager
import com.atlassian.jira.issue.CustomFieldManager
import com.atlassian.jira.issue.fields.CustomField
import com.atlassian.jira.issue.ModifiedValue
import com.atlassian.jira.issue.MutableIssue
import com.atlassian.jira.issue.util.DefaultIssueChangeHolder
import com.atlassian.jira.issue.util.IssueChangeHolder
import com.atlassian.jira.event.issue.AbstractIssueEventListener
import com.atlassian.jira.event.AbstractEvent
import com.atlassian.jira.event.issue.IssueEvent

class IssueEditedListener extends AbstractIssueEventListener {
   Category log = Category.getInstance(IssueEditedListener.class)
   void workflowEvent(IssueEvent event) {
      log.error "Event: ${event.getEventTypeId()} fired for ${event.issue} and caught by IssueEditedListener"
      [...some other code here...]


Now when I open my custom listener configuration in JIRA, if I enter the name of the class "com.mycompany.jira.listeners.IssueEditedListener" in the "Name of the goovy class" field, I end up with error:Problem loading class/script: groovy.util.ResourceException: Cannot open URL: bundle://165.0:0/null

(same error whatever I put in the field, in fact...)


What is wrong with the configuration? Again, it was working just fine with JIRA6.2.7 and scriptrunner 2.1.17.





2 answers

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You need to put it under a script root - and refer to it either as com.mycompany.jira.listeners.IssueEditedListener  or com/mycompany/jira/listeners/IssueEditedListener.groovy

Further examples here:

Thanks Jamie, this solved the issue. I saw the "Heritage" Custom Listeners section in, but the point 2) talks about the script roots directory without pointing to the Just adding the hyperlink would help a lot of people I think ;) Regards Gael

Good point, will do. Thanks.

I ran into a similar situation after upgrading ScriptRunner.


I used to be able to use the package name followed by the class name like you're attempting. Example: com.custom.MyListener


Now I have to put in the path followed by the file name. Example: ...../jira/scripts/com/custom/myListener.groovy


Try that, hope it helps. I'm interested to know if you get the package name approach to work.

Ran into this problem with my scripts folder too.

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