SIL script custom field not in context

Hi there,

we are using a few SIL scripted fields. Recently we saw in our log files a bunch of "Field not available in context" warnings for them also giving a reference to the issue where that happened.

The SIL field in question is restricted to one issue type but global for all projects. Some of the projects use the issue type without that SIL field, so we took it off their screens. But these issues are now shown in the error log. Somehow the SIL script is being executed for these issues even tho they dont use it.

Thes script looks like this:

string riskImpact     = customfield_10401;
string riskLikelihood = customfield_10402;
number riskCost = customfield_11017;
if (riskLikelihood == "Rare") {
   return riskCost * 0.1; 
else if (riskLikelihood == "Unlikely") {
   return riskCost * 0.3; 
else if (riskLikelihood == "Possible") {
   return riskCost * 0.5; 
else if (riskLikelihood == "Likely") {
   return riskCost * 0.8; 
else if (riskLikelihood == "Almost certain") {
   return riskCost * 0.99; 
   return "n/a";

The SIL field itself and customfield_11017 are not in the context of the issue. Why is the SIL script executed anyway? Just because it is assigned to the issue type?

Is there a way in SIL script language to check on the existence of customfields in the context before accessing it? Something like "if (isset(customfield_11017)) ... ?

Best regards,

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Hi Geroge,

Check out the isCustomFieldInContext routine:

You can use it like this: if(isCustomFieldInContext("customfield_11017", project, issueType)) { ... }.

The SIL script for the SIL field gets executed because the field is in the issue context, being associated to the issue type and it is a calculated custom field.

Kind Regards,


Note: To clarify, the SIL script is called every time somebody asks for its value. You may have a plugin that gets all the CFs, or even JIRA may ask for it.

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