getFieldByName() not working from script runner

Srilatha Pokala May 10, 2017

Hi I have following code to set field as required and the following code works as expected:

import com.onresolve.jira.groovy.user.FormField
FormField num = getFieldByName("Change Request Number");

I would like to write a wapper class around to avoid duplicate code every where.

Created groovy file called FieldAttr.groovy in behaviourutil folder
package behaviourutil

import com.onresolve.jira.groovy.user.FieldBehaviours
import com.onresolve.jira.groovy.user.FormField
@BaseScript FieldBehaviours fieldBehaviours

def showRequired(String field) {"inside showRequired...." + field);
FormField sField = getFieldByName(field)

Issue is with following code, where trying to import above groovy code
import behaviourutil.FieldAttr
def d = new FieldAttr()
d.showRequired("Change Request Number");

This gives me following error:

 Script function failed on issue: (create issue) project/issuetype:  fieldId: customfield_11122, file: <inline script>
java.lang.NullPointerException: Cannot invoke method getFieldIdByName() on null object
        at com.onresolve.jira.groovy.Behaviour$getFieldIdByName$ Source)
        at com.onresolve.jira.groovy.user.FieldBehaviours.getFieldByName(FieldBehaviours.groovy:53)
        at com.onresolve.jira.groovy.user.FieldBehaviours$getFieldByName.callCurrent(Unknown Source)
        at behaviourutil.FieldAttr.showRequired(FieldAttr.groovy:19)
        at behaviourutil.FieldAttr$ Source)

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Jonny Carter
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May 15, 2017

I think the issue is that you can't use the BaseScript annotation on a utility script quite like that. 

A utility class for two lines of code seems a bit like overkill, but you might be able to workaround it by using Groovy's means of turning methods into closures.


package behaviourutil

import com.onresolve.jira.groovy.user.FormField

class FieldAttr {
    static def showRequired(String field, getFieldByName) {
        FormField sField = getFieldByName(field)

Then your behaviour script would just be:

import behaviourutil.FieldAttr
FieldAttr.showRequired("TextFieldA", this.&getFieldByName)

A bit hacky, and if your method isn't actually more involved than that, I would just reduplicate the two lines of code, personally.

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