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Mastering JIRA 7 - Second Edition

By : Ravi Sagar
Book Image

Mastering JIRA 7 - Second Edition

By: Ravi Sagar

Overview of this book

Atlassian JIRA 7 is an enterprise issue tracker system. One of its key strengths is its ability to adapt to the needs of an organization, ranging from building software products to managing your support issues. This book provides a comprehensive explanation covering all three components of JIRA 7, such as JIRA Software, JIRA Core, and Jira Service Desk. It shows you how to master the key functionalities of JIRA and its customizations and useful add-ons, and is packed with real-world examples and use cases. You will first learn how to plan for a JIRA 7 installation and fetch data. We cover JIRA reports in detail, which will help you analyze your data effectively. You can add additional features to your JIRA application by choosing one of the already built-in add-ons or building a new one to suit your needs. Then you'll find out about implementing Agile methodologies in JIRA by creating Scrum and Kanban boards. We'll teach you how to integrate your JIRA Application with other tools such as Confluence, SVN, Git, and more, which will help you extend your application. Finally, we'll explore best practices and troubleshooting techniques to help you find out what went wrong and understand how to fix it.
Table of Contents (25 chapters)
Mastering JIRA 7 - Second Edition
About the Author
About the Reviewer

JIRA's database schema

JIRA stores its configuration and data in a database; if you are evaluating JIRA, it's possible to use the embedded Hyper SQL Database (HSQLDB) written in Java. This is suitable for small applications, and JIRA uses it only in its evaluation version. HSQLDB is not recommended for production usage. For that, JIRA recommends MySQL or PostgreSQL.

No matter what type of database is used, the database schema that is, the tables and the relationship between them, is the same. If you want to take a look at the schema, you can refer to JIRA_INSTALL/atlassian-jira/WEB-INF/classes/entitydefs/entitymodel.xml.

The contents of the file are as displayed in the following screenshot:

This is an XML file that contains the definition of all the tables in JIRA and their relationship with other tables.

Alternatively, you can also check the database schema on the Atlassian website, at

Accessing HSQLDB

As previously mentioned...