Scriptrunner: Create issuelinks with postfunctions


can anyone provide a complete script to create links between the current issue and another one (provided in a custom field) using a scriptrunner post function?

I have tried 57843583 scripts, none of them work, and I can't figure out what the problem is. I am already using postfunctions to set the summary based on certain field values and that's working without any problems. 


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Hi Superuschi,

I created the following script in a post function that will get the value from a custom field (text) and link it to the current issue whenever the user performs the desired workflow transition.

import com.atlassian.jira.component.ComponentAccessor

def user = ComponentAccessor.getJiraAuthenticationContext().getLoggedInUser()
def customFieldManager = ComponentAccessor.getCustomFieldManager()
def customField = customFieldManager.getCustomFieldObjectByName("TextFieldA")
def issueKey = issue.getCustomFieldValue(customField) as String

def issueLinkManager = ComponentAccessor.getIssueLinkManager()
def issueManager = ComponentAccessor.getIssueManager()
def issueToLink = issueManager.getIssueObject(issueKey)

issueLinkManager.createIssueLink(,, 10000, 1, user)

createIssueLink is doing all of the work here, with the following parameters:

  • - ID of the source issue
  • - ID of the issue you want to link
  • 10000 - ID of the Issue Link Type (e.g., "duplicates")
  • 1 - sequence in which the order will appear on the UI
  • user - application user needed to perform the transaction

Simply change the parameters to the ones that fit your need.

Ohh thank you very much. Works as intended :-)

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