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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

Creating subtasks on an issue

In this recipe, we will see how to create a subtask on an existing issue programmatically.

How to do it...

There are two steps in creating a subtask:

  1. Create an issue object. A subtask is nothing but an issue object in the backend. The only difference is that it has a parent issue associated with it. So, when we create a subtask issue object, we will have to define the parent issue in addition to what we normally do while creating a normal issue.

  2. Link the newly created subtask issue to the parent issue.

Let's see the steps in more detail:

  1. Create the subtask issue object similar to how we created the issue in the previous recipe. Here, the IssueInputParameters is constructed (after changing the methods like setIssueTypeId() appropriately).

    For this issue, we will use the validateSubTaskCreate method instead of validateCreate, which takes an extra parameter parentId.

    CreateValidationResult createValidationResult = issueService.validateSubTaskCreate(user, parent.getId...