Failing to create Sub-task in Clone-issue post-function


I am using the Script runner Clone-issue post-function, and in additional actions I want to create Sub-tasks using the contents of a Checkbox. The script works in a "normal" script-runner post-function, but as part of the clone-issue post-function it fails with the following log:

2016-09-27 17:03:03,221 ERROR [utils.ConditionUtils]: Clone issue id = null
2016-09-27 17:03:03,224 ERROR [workflow.ScriptWorkflowFunction]: *************************************************************************************
2016-09-27 17:03:03,224 ERROR [workflow.ScriptWorkflowFunction]: Script function failed on issue: CR-17, actionId: 121, file: null
java.lang.IllegalArgumentException: Parent issue cannot have a null ID.
	at com.atlassian.jira.issue.IssueImpl.setParentObject(
	at com.atlassian.jira.issue.MutableIssue$setParentObject$ Source)
	at Script322$_run_closure1.doCall(Script322.groovy:41)

For some reasons, the cloned issue has no id, which have logged (as you can see)

Here is the script:

import com.atlassian.jira.bc.issue.IssueService
import com.atlassian.jira.component.ComponentAccessor
import com.atlassian.jira.issue.Issue
import com.atlassian.jira.issue.IssueInputParameters
import com.atlassian.jira.project.Project
import groovy.transform.Field
import com.atlassian.jira.issue.customfields.option.LazyLoadedOption
import com.atlassian.jira.config.SubTaskManager
import com.atlassian.jira.user.ApplicationUser
import com.atlassian.jira.issue.MutableIssue
import com.atlassian.jira.ComponentManager
import com.atlassian.jira.issue.IssueFactory
ApplicationUser user = ComponentAccessor.getJiraAuthenticationContext().getLoggedInUser()
@Field MutableIssue cloneIssue = issue
IssueFactory issueFactory = ComponentAccessor.getIssueFactory()
def constantManager = ComponentAccessor.getConstantsManager()
def issueManager = ComponentAccessor.getIssueManager()
def subTaskManager = ComponentAccessor.getSubTaskManager()
def customFieldManager = ComponentAccessor.getCustomFieldManager()
//name of the custom field
def customFieldName = 'Create necessary documentation'
//get the custom field object
def customFieldObject = customFieldManager.getCustomFieldObjectByName(customFieldName)
//get all the values of the custom field
def customFieldValues = customFieldObject.getValue(sourceIssue)
log.error "Clone issue id = " +
//loop through the values and create sub tasks
//change the case value as per requirements such as "Email Required" or "SAP Access Required"
customFieldValues.each { LazyLoadedOption it ->
    def optionValue = it.getValue()
    MutableIssue newSubTask = issueFactory.getIssue()
        it.getName() == "Sub-task"
    // Add any other fields you want for the newly created sub task
    log.debug("New issue ${newSubTask}")
    Map<String,Object> newIssueParams = ["issue" : newSubTask] as Map<String,Object>
    issueManager.createIssueObject(user, newIssueParams)
    subTaskManager.createSubTaskIssueLink(cloneIssue, newSubTask, user)

Any clue what I am doing wrong?

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Hi Mads,

So at that time the clone Issue is not created and thus the id is null. Therefore there is callback 

doAfterCreate = {
//do things after the issue creation, like create subtasks

Is not yet documented but it will be soon (if you use one of the SR 4.* versions)

Also a link to a similar question may help you more

Please let me know if this works for you.

regards, Thanos

Thanks, that did it!


Link to the updated documentation After Create actions

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