Groovy: Check if user is in group


My JIRA setup contains custom field "Team". Also user groups have been created and their names exactly corresponding "Team" values. Based on this assumption I need to check whether the issue assignee belongs to the user group.

I made groovy script

MutableIssue issue = issue
componentManager = ComponentManager.instance
customFieldManager = componentManager.getCustomFieldManager()
userUtil = componentManager.getUserUtil()

cfTeam = customFieldManager.getCustomFieldObjectByName("Team")
teamUserGroup = issue.getCustomFieldValue(cfTeam)
assigneeUserName = issue.getAssigneeUser().getName()

if (userUtil.getGroupNamesForUser(assigneeUserName).contains("TEAM1")){
	System.out.println("Assignee is in the Team Group! " )

and it works well if Team is exclitely mentioned as "TEAM1", but if I use value taken from custom field, i.e.

if (userUtil.getGroupNamesForUser(assigneeUserName).contains(teamUserGroup))

it returns the error

javax.script.ScriptException: javax.script.ScriptException: java.lang.ClassCastException: java.lang.String cannot be cast to com.atlassian.jira.issue.customfields.option.Option

I think solution should be trivial, but didn't manage to resolve it.

Could you please help?

Best regards, Georgiy

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teamUserGroup = issue.getCustomFieldValue(cfTeam)


teamUserGroup = issue.getCustomFieldValue(cfTeam).toString();

Do null checks and stuff.

toString or getValue as Henning suggested. Just saw it!

Thank you! It works!

Is the CF a Select List? You get an "Option" as result of getCustomFieldValue(). You have to use getValue() on the Option object to get the String representation.

Oh, that was mistake.

I used

teamUserGroup = issue.getCustomFieldValue(cfTeam).toString();

and it works!!!

Thank you very much!

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