How to get User preferences?


From my plug-in code, I want to access the User preferences for "Own Changes:" filed. Here is my code

Preferences userPrefs = ComponentManager.getInstance().getUserPreferencesManager().getPreferences(currentUser);

String userOwnChanges = userPrefs.getString(PreferenceKeys.USER_NOTIFY_OWN_CHANGES);

I am getting the following exception

com.opensymphony.module.propertyset.InvalidPropertyTypeException: Tried to retrieve PropertySet key 'user.notify.own.changes' as a String, but it is the wrong type.
at com.atlassian.jira.propertyset.PropertySetCache.getString(
at com.atlassian.jira.propertyset.JiraCachingPropertySet.getString(
at com.atlassian.jira.user.preferences.JiraUserPreferences.getString(
at com.teradata.engtools.jiraplugins.issueoperations.AddDetailedComment.isUserNotified(
at com.teradata.engtools.jiraplugins.issueoperations.AddDetailedComment.notifySpecificComment(
at com.teradata.engtools.jiraplugins.issueoperations.AddDetailedComment.addComment(
at com.teradata.engtools.jiraplugins.issueoperations.AddDetailedComment.doAdd(
at sun.reflect.NativeMethodAccessorImpl.invoke0(Native Method)
at sun.reflect.NativeMethodAccessorImpl.invoke(
at sun.reflect.DelegatingMethodAccessorImpl.invoke(
at java.lang.reflect.Method.invoke(
at webwork.util.InjectionUtils$DefaultInjectionImpl.invoke(
at webwork.util.InjectionUtils.invoke(
at webwork.action.ActionSupport.invokeCommand(
at webwork.action.ActionSupport.execute(
at com.atlassian.jira.action.JiraActionSupport.execute(
at webwork.dispatcher.GenericDispatcher.executeAction(
at com.atlassian.jira.web.dispatcher.JiraWebworkActionDispatcher.service(
at javax.servlet.http.HttpServlet.service(
at org.apache.catalina.core.ApplicationFilterChain.internalDoFilter(
at org.apache.catalina.core.ApplicationFilterChain.doFilter(
at com.atlassian.jira.web.filters.JiraLastFilter.doFilter(
at org.apache.catalina.core.ApplicationFilterChain.internalDoFilter(
at org.apache.catalina.core.ApplicationFilterChain.doFilter(

Is there any other way to achive this?

Thanks in advance!!


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Sorry, when I use getBoolean, it works.

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iam searching for a solution to read and update user preferences of a gadget in mein Rest service? How can I access the portlet instance preferences? The following does only return the global JIRA preferences:




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For getting user preferences from a gadget instance (portlet) programatically in java, you can find a good article here:

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According to To get preference you must call gadget.getPref("your_pref_name"); in gadget.xml file. Than you can pass it parametr to your rest source (via params) to make backend logic and return correct response.

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