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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

Linking directly to search queries

Haven't you wondered how we can link to a query from a template or JSP from a custom page or plugin page? In this recipe, we will see how we can create a link programmatically and otherwise to use in various places.

How to do it...

Let us first look at creating a search link programmatically. Perform the following steps:

  1. Create the Query object using JqlQueryBuilder, as we have seen in the previous recipe.

  2. Get an instance of the SearchService. It could be injected in the constructor of your plugin using dependency injection or can be retrieved from the ComponentManager class as follows:

    SearchService searchService = ComponentManager.getInstance().getSearchService();
  3. Retrieve the query string from the Query object using SearchService, as shown:

    String queryString = searchService.getQueryString(user, query);
  4. Construct the link using the context path. In JSPs, you can do it as shown next:

    <a href="<%= request.getContextPath() %>/secure/IssueNavigator.jspa...