[Script Runner] Example for Clone issue post function

I got some issue with post functions for clone issue. I would like to get some values from orignal issue.

The exemples provided gives me a hint to use  sourceIssue.*

Using for example issue.Summary = "Change: " + sourceIssue.summary 

gives me this error

[canned.jira.utils.ConditionUtils] Condition failed on issue: IVY-5, built-in script:com.onresolve.scriptrunner.canned.jira.workflow.postfunctions.CloneIssue
java.lang.NullPointerException: Cannot invoke method contains() on null object
at java_util_List$contains$3.call(Unknown Source)
at Script16.run(Script16.groovy:1)


JIRA version 6.3.6

Script runner version: 3.0.5

Can you give some advice how to solve?


4 answers


Below are a few lines of code that I use to create a clone of an issue in the post function. Please note that issue is available in the post function scripts and refers to the current issue.

import com.atlassian.jira.component.ComponentAccessor
import com.atlassian.jira.issue.IssueFactory
def compAccessor = new ComponentAccessor()
def issueFactory = compAccessor.getIssueFactory()
// define clone
def clone = issueFactory.cloneIssue(issue)
clone.setSummary("[SR] " + issue.getSummary())



Hi @Geert Graat does this work as intended? I am looking for the right way to clone issues ;)




I have used the code above successfully in the past, but currently we use the built-in clone an issue an links script as post action, which you can use without any coding.



Please use the correct label. What version of the plugin and jira?

Sorry, tag corrected and version information added to issue.

It should be: issue.Summary not issue.summary although I'm not sure that's your problem.

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