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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

Performing regular indexing

In Chapter 2, Searching in JIRA, we discussed in detail the search capability of JIRA and how to find the information you are looking for. JIRA maintains and builds an internal search index, which is important for the quick retrieval of data. However, after making configuration changes, such as the creation of new field configuration schemes, adding new custom fields, and installing new plugins, the search index becomes out of sync. It's important to rebuild this search index from time to time so that users experience fast search times and can find the information they are looking for easily.

Whenever you make configuration-level changes that involve the search index (such as the creation of a new custom field), JIRA will prompt administrators to perform the search and you will get a message similar to the following in the administration section:

You can either click on the Indexing link that appears along with this message or navigate to JIRA Administration ...