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JIRA Development Cookbook

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JIRA Development Cookbook

Overview of this book

JIRA provides issue tracking and project tracking for software development teams to improve code quality and the speed of development.This book is your one-stop resource to master JIRA extension and customization. You will learn how to create your own JIRA plugins, customize the look and feel of your JIRA UI, work with Workflows, Issues, Custom Fields, and much more.The book starts with recipes on simplifying the Plugin development process followed by a complete chapter dedicated to the Plugin Framework to master Plugins in JIRA.Then we will move on to writing custom field plugins to create new field types or custom searchers. We then learn how to program and customize Workflows to transform JIRA into a user-friendly system. Reporting support in an application like JIRA is inevitable! With so much data spanning across different projects, issues, etc and a lot of project planning done on it, we will cover how to work on reports and gadgets to get customized data according to our needs. We will then look at customizing the various searching aspects of JIRA such as JQL, searching in plugins, managing filters, and so on. Then the book steers towards programming Issues, i.e. creating/editing/deleting issues, creating new issue operations, managing the various other operations available on issues via the JIRA APIs etc. In the latter half of the book, you will learn how to customize JIRA by adding new tabs, menus, and web items, communicate with JIRA via the REST, SOAP or XML/RPC interfaces, and work with the JIRA database.The book ends with a chapter on useful and general JIRA recipes.
Table of Contents (19 chapters)
JIRA Development Cookbook
About the Author
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Displaying custom fields on subtask columns

This is one of the easiest things that you can do! But it adds a lot of value at times. We are talking about adding extra columns for subtasks on the parent issue page.

We know how to add extra fields, don't we? Let us see how to do it and especially how to add custom fields.

How to do it...

In short, you need to modify the jira.table.cols.subtasks property in the Following are the steps to do it. We add a custom field in the example shown here.

  1. Stop JIRA.

  2. Navigate to the WEB-INF/classes folder and modify the jira.table.cols.subtasks property in the file:

    jira.table.cols.subtasks = issuetype, status, assignee, customfield_10140, progress
  3. Add the extra fields you want to add along with the existing fields like status, assignee, and so on. For a custom field to be added in the columns, add customfield_xxxxxx where xxxxx is the unique numeric ID of the custom field. You can find this unique ID from...