Set comment on workflow postfunction

Hi There,

I have requirement to automatically comment custom text with date & time and user who performed that workflow transition. I have searched and wrote a groovy script but it comments only the string (custom text) and does not comment the date/time and user who performed the transition. Could you help me in editing the script to required output.


import com.atlassian.jira.ComponentManager

import com.atlassian.jira.issue.comments.CommentManager

import com.opensymphony.workflow.WorkflowContext

import org.apache.log4j.Category

import com.atlassian.jira.issue.CustomFieldManager

import com.atlassian.jira.issue.fields.CustomField

import java.sql.Timestamp

import java.text.DateFormat

String currentUser = ((WorkflowContext) transientVars.get("context")).getCaller();

def plainFormatter = DateFormat.instance

currentDate = plainFormatter.format(today)

compManager = ComponentManager.getInstance()

CommentManager commmgr = compManager.getCommentManager()

commmgr = (CommentManager) compManager.getComponentInstanceOfType(CommentManager.class)

commmgr.create(issue, currentUser, "performed review at", currentDate, true)

Requried output:

username performed review at current date/time

Note: By removing import java.sql.Timestamp & java.text.DateFormat and currentDate in commgr.create, I was able to get only "performed review at" commented. When I include them I do not get any texts commented.

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All this is available in the history tab, so just seems like unnecessary duplication.

Even if you need a comment, then people can see the time and user of the comment, and you don't need to worry about user timezones.

If you really want the current date you can use:

new Date().format("dd MMM yyyy")

Try it in the script console. I don't see where you've defined "today" amongst other problems.

If you want to fix your script you probably just need:

def today = new Date()

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