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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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Adding a search request view

One of the customizable features in JIRA is its Issue Navigator. It lets us search based on numerous criteria, choose the fields that need to be shown, in a way we want to see them!

The normal or the default view in the issue navigator is the tabular view to display the issues and the fields we have chosen by configuring the issue navigator. JIRA also gives us a few other options to see the search results in different formats, to export them into Excel, Word, or XML, and so on with the help of the pre-defined search request views.

In this recipe, we will see how we can add more search views in to JIRA that enables us to see the search results in a format we like. To achieve this we need to use the Search Request View Plugin module.

Getting ready

Create a plugin skeleton using Atlassian Plugin SDK.

How to do it...

As mentioned before, we use the Search Request View Plugin module to create custom search views. In our example, let us create a simple HTML view that just...