Groovy Post function on Create transition can't set Date custom field value

Based on the references online, I have come up with this Groovy Script. I have a custom field called 'Expected Start Date' which is a required field filled in by the Jira user. Based on this Start Date, I have written a post function Groovy script that is used to update another custom field in Jira 'Ship Date' by calculating 3 business days prior to Expected Start Date. When I run the Groovy script from Script Runner, I see the following error. Appreciate your help.

ERROR: javax.script.ScriptException: java.lang.ClassCastException: com.atlassian.jira.issue.ModifiedValue cannot be cast to java.util.Date

SCRIPT:

import org.apache.log4j.Category;
import com.atlassian.jira.ComponentManager;
import com.atlassian.jira.issue.IssueManager;
import com.atlassian.jira.issue.Issue;
import com.atlassian.jira.issue.CustomFieldManager;
import com.atlassian.jira.issue.fields.CustomField;
import com.atlassian.jira.issue.ModifiedValue;
import com.atlassian.jira.issue.util.DefaultIssueChangeHolder;
import com.atlassian.jira.issue.util.IssueChangeHolder;
import com.atlassian.jira.security.JiraAuthenticationContext;
import com.atlassian.query.Query;
import com.atlassian.jira.bc.JiraServiceContext;
import com.atlassian.jira.bc.JiraServiceContextImpl;
import java.text.DateFormat;
import java.text.SimpleDateFormat;
import java.util.Date;
import com.atlassian.jira.bc.issue.search.SearchService;
import com.atlassian.jira.bc.filter.SearchRequestService;
import com.atlassian.jira.issue.search.SearchProvider;
import com.atlassian.jira.issue.search.SearchRequest;
import com.atlassian.jira.issue.search.SearchResults;
import com.atlassian.jira.web.bean.PagerFilter;

String currentUser = "rballa";
String projectId = 10001;
Integer filterId = 11113;
Integer expectedStartDateID = 10049;
Integer shipDateCustomFieldID = 11435;

// Get all of our different managers
ComponentManager componentManager = ComponentManager.getInstance();
IssueManager issueManager = componentManager.getIssueManager();
CustomFieldManager customField = ComponentManager.getInstance().getCustomFieldManager();

// Logger
def Category log = Category.getInstance("com.onresolve.jira.groovy.PostFunction");

// Set the logging level to DEBUG
log.setLevel(org.apache.log4j.Level.DEBUG);

JiraAuthenticationContext authenticationContext = componentManager.getJiraAuthenticationContext();
SearchRequestService searchRequestService = componentManager.getSearchRequestService();
JiraServiceContext ctx = new JiraServiceContextImpl(authenticationContext.getUser());
SearchProvider searchProvider = componentManager.getSearchProvider();
SearchRequest sr = searchRequestService.getFilter(ctx, filterId);
results = searchProvider.search(sr.getQuery(),authenticationContext.getUser() , PagerFilter.getUnlimitedFilter());

results.getIssues().each {
IssueChangeHolder changeHolder = new DefaultIssueChangeHolder();
Issue issue = componentManager.getIssueManager().getIssueObject(it.getKey());

// Get the custom field value
CustomField expectedStartDate = customField.getCustomFieldObject(expectedStartDateID);
def StartDateValue = issue.getCustomFieldValue(expectedStartDate);
log.debug "Start Date is - ${StartDateValue}";

//get Day_of_Week
//cal1 = Calendar.getInstance();
def cal1 = Calendar.getInstance();
cal1.setTime(StartDateValue);
def dayOfweek = cal1.get(Calendar.DAY_OF_WEEK);
def shipDay;
if((dayOfweek == 2) || (dayOfweek == 3) || (dayOfweek == 4))
cal1.add(Calendar.DATE,-5);
else
cal1.add(Calendar.DATE,-3);

log.debug "Ship Date Unformatted - ${cal1.getTime()}";
shipDay = cal1.get(Calendar.DAY_OF_WEEK);

CustomField shipDateField = customField.getCustomFieldObject(shipDateCustomFieldID);
String DATE_FORMAT = "MM/dd/yy";
SimpleDateFormat sdf =
new SimpleDateFormat(DATE_FORMAT);

String formatedDate = sdf.format(cal1.getTime());
// Date shipDate = sdf.parse(formatedDate);
log.debug "Ship Date Formatted - ${formatedDate}";
issue.setCustomFieldValue(shipDateField,formatedDate);
shipDateField.updateValue(null,issue,new ModifiedValue(issue.setCustomFieldValue(shipDateField,formatedDate),changeHolder)
issue.store();
log.debug "New Custom Field Value -- ${shipDateField.getValue(issue)}"
}

3 answers

1 accepted

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Jira date fields typically accept java.util.date or java.sql.timestamp objects or calendar.

The format of date being displayed on UI is configured in administaration settings.

I suggest to try throw either of the three to the field and see what sticks :)

Edit:

I actually tried myself as I encountered same question in my development

Custom fields of types Date and Datetime accept java.util.date objects/

Here is the code that I tested in Scripted field that works :

import java.util.*
import java.sql.Timestamp
import com.atlassian.jira.ComponentManager
import com.atlassian.jira.issue.CustomFieldManager

def customFieldManager = ComponentManager.getInstance().getCustomFieldManager()
def dt = new Date() //now
def date = new Date(0) //1970
def ts = new Timestamp(dt.getTime()) //this will work for built-in field DueDate!
def cf_date = customFieldManager.getCustomFieldObjectByName("cf_date") //alright! I know it's a stupid name for CF :)
def cf_datetime = customFieldManager.getCustomFieldObjectByName("cf_datetime")
issue.setCustomFieldValue(cf_date, dt)
issue.setCustomFieldValue(cf_datetime, date)
issue.setDueDate(ts)
return issue.getCustomFieldValue(cf_datetime)

Thank you, Alexey for offering help. Thanks to Jamie, who helped me in fixing my script. My script works fine when I manually run it from scriptrunner but not when I insert it into the post-function at 'Create' in the workflow.

Moving the post-function further down below all the post-functions worked.

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Mizan Community Champion Dec 13, 2012

Please refer this post , there is a simliar script available

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Moving the post-function further down below all the post-functions worked.

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