Adaptavist Script Listiner Clear description field and different custom field Values When An Issue Is Cloned

Created by Kristian Walker last modified
* This example script listner script must be configured to fire on the 'Issue Link Created' Event and shows how when an issue is cloned that you can clear the value of the description field and some custom fields on the cloned issue. 
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// This Script Listiner should be configured to run on the Issue Link Created Event

// Check if the type of the issue link type of the issue is 'Cloners' which is the issue link type that Jira uses when cloning an issue. 
// If it is a cloned issue then perform the logic to clear field values
if ( == "Cloners"){"The issue has been cloned so now removing the values from the fields which should not be set")
    // Below we make a put request to the Issue API to update the issue and to set the fields we want to set to null

    // get custom fields
    def customFields = get("/rest/api/2/field")
        .findAll { (it as Map).custom } as List<Map>
    // Specify the custom field names below for the Single Line Text Field ensuring the < and > characters are removed.
    def singleLineTextField = customFields.find { == '<SpecifyTheCustomFieldNameHere>' }?.id
    def numberField = customFields.find { == '<SpecifyTheCustomFieldNameHere>' }?.id
    def singleSelectListField = customFields.find { == '<SpecifyTheCustomFieldNameHere>' }?.id

    // Note in this example we just set the description to null and you will need to specify any extra fields which you wish to have no value in the 'fields' section of the body for the rest call below.
    def clearValues = put("/rest/api/2/issue/${issueLink.sourceIssueId}")
    //.queryString("overrideScreenSecurity", Boolean.TRUE)
            .header('Content-Type', 'application/json')
            fields: [
                    description: null, // set the description to have no value
                    (singleLineTextField):null, // set the single line text field custom field to have no value
                    (numberField):null, // set the number custom field to have no value
                    (singleSelectListField):null // set the single select list field custom field to have no value

// If the issue is not a clone then log a message saying this and do nothing
}else{"The issue has not been cloned so do nothing")

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