Comment Selected Linked Issues


Automatically leave comments on specified linked issues. Also, filter the issues by issue type, linked issue type, or link type.


I have a workflow set up with multiple issues. However, I have set this up, so certain issues must be completed before work on other issues can be started. I need to notify the assignees when they can begin working on their issues, so this script automatically comments on the issues when they can be started.

Good to Know

  • You can choose the author of the comment.
  • You can select the user group or project role visibility of the comment.
  • You can decide whether to trigger a comment notification or not.  
  • You can install this script in a custom listener or a post function.


Jira Jira (7.7 - 8.6)

import com.atlassian.jira.component.ComponentAccessor import com.atlassian.jira.issue.Issue import import def issue = ComponentAccessor.issueManager.getIssueByCurrentKey("JRA-1") boolean filterIssueTypes = true //Set this to false if you want this script to run on every Issue Types List issueTypes = ["Story", "Task"] //The List of Issue Types we want to work to get a comment from boolean filterLinkedIssueTypes = true //Set this to false to leave a comment on any Linked Issue Types List linkedIssueTypes = ["Story", "Task"] //The list of the Linked Issue Types we want to leave a comment on boolean filterLinkTypes = true //Set this to false to leave a comment on any Link Types List linkTypes = ["Blocks", "Relates"] //The list of Link Type you want this script to work on String visibilityGroup = null //The visibility of the comment using Group name. Leave null for public. Valid Example: "jira-administrators" String visibilityRole = null //The visibility of the comment using ProjectRole name //Leave null for public. Valid Example : "Administrators" String commentBody = "This is a comment from ${issue.key}" //The Body of the comment that will be left String commentAuthor = "currentUser" //currentUser will be the current user, But you can enter any username if you want to select a service account here boolean dispatchEvent = true //Set this to false if you do not want your comment to generate a notification if ( in issueTypes || !filterIssueTypes) { def issueLinkManager = ComponentAccessor.issueLinkManager issueLinkManager.getOutwardLinks( { IssueLink issueLink -> if ( in linkTypes || !filterLinkTypes) { def destinationIssue = issueLink.destinationObject if ( in linkedIssueTypes || !filterLinkedIssueTypes) { createComment(destinationIssue, commentAuthor, commentBody, visibilityGroup, visibilityRole, dispatchEvent) } } } } void createComment(Issue linkedIssue, String author, String body, String visibilityGroup, String visibilityRole, boolean dispatchEvent) { try { def roleLevelId def authorUser = (author == "currentUser") ? ComponentAccessor.jiraAuthenticationContext.loggedInUser : ComponentAccessor.userManager.getUserByName(author) if (visibilityRole) { //Getting the Role Level id for the Selected ProjectRole if any def projectRoleManager = ComponentAccessor.getComponent(ProjectRoleManager) roleLevelId = projectRoleManager.getProjectRole(visibilityRole)?.id } def commentManager = ComponentAccessor.commentManager commentManager.create(linkedIssue, authorUser, body, visibilityGroup, roleLevelId, dispatchEvent) } catch (e) { log.error("Error in creating a comment with message ${e.message}") } }
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