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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
About the Reviewers

Obtaining workflow history from the database

JIRA captures changes on an issue in its "change history". It is pretty easy to find them by going to the change history tab on the view issue page.

But often, we would like to find out specific details about the various workflow statuses that an issue has gone through in its lifecycle. Going through the change history and identifying the status changes is a painful task when there are tens of hundreds of changes on an issue. People normally write plugins to get around this or go directly to the database.

Even when it is achieved using plugins, the background logic is to look at the tables in the database. In this recipe, we will look at the tables involved and writing the SQL query to extract workflow changes for a given issue.

Getting ready

Make sure you have an SQL client installed and configured that will help you to connect to the JIRA database.

How to do it...

Follow these steps:

  1. Connect to the JIRA database.

  2. Find out the id of the issue for which...