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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.
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Mastering JIRA 7 - Second Edition
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Learning how to make certain fields mandatory only for a test campaign

We have added the custom field and users will also be prompted to enter the field, but there is one problem: it's quite possible that users will not provide any value in this field and skip it. In JIRA, it's possible to make a certain field mandatory and this is achieved by modifying the field configuration of the project:

  1. Go to Administration | Field configurations (under FIELDS) and create a copy of Default Field Configuration and name it Test Management Field Configuration:

  2. After the field configuration is copied, click on the Configure link (under Operations) as shown in the preceding screenshot.

  3. As you can see on the screen, for every field, it's possible to make it Required, that is, mandatory. Click on the Required link and the field configuration will be modified in an instant. The last step is to create a field configuration scheme where we will associate this new field configuration to the Test Campaign issue...