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Jira 8 Essentials - Fifth Edition

By : Patrick Li
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Jira 8 Essentials - Fifth Edition

By: Patrick Li

Overview of this book

Atlassian Jira enables effective bug tracking for your software and mobile applications and provides tools to track and manage tasks for your projects. Jira Essentials is a comprehensive guide, now updated to Jira 8 to include enhanced features such as updates to Scrum and Kanban UI, additional search capabilities, and changes to Jira Service Desk. The book starts by explaining how to plan and set up a new Jira 8 instance from scratch before getting you acquainted with key features such as emails, workflows, business processes, and much more. You'll then understand Jira's data hierarchy and how to design and work with projects. Since Jira is used for issue management, this book delves into the different issues that can arise in your projects. You’ll explore fields, including custom fields, and learn to use them for more effective data collection. You’ll create new screens from scratch and customize them to suit your requirements. The book also covers workflows and business processes, and guides you in setting up incoming and outgoing mail servers. Toward the end, you’ll study Jira's security model and Jira Service Desk, which allows you to run Jira as a support portal. By the end of this Jira book, you will be able to implement Jira 8 in your projects with ease.
Table of Contents (16 chapters)
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Section 1: Introduction to Jira 8
Section 2: Jira 8 in Action
Section 3: Advanced Jira 8

Field configuration

As you have already seen, fields are used to capture and display data in Jira. Fields can also have behaviors, which are defined by field configuration. For each field in Jira, you can configure its behaviors, which are listed as follows:

  • Field description: This is the description text that appears under the field when an issue is edited. With field configuration, you can have different description text for different projects and issue types.
  • Visibility: This determines whether a field should be visible or hidden.
  • Required: This specifies whether a field will be optional or required to have a value when an issue is being created/updated. When applied to select, checkbox, or radio button custom fields, this will remove the None option from the list.
  • Rendering: This specifies how the content is to be rendered for text-based fields (for example, a wiki renderer...