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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

Discarding fields while cloning

Cloning of issues in JIRA is an easy way to replicate an existing issue. While cloning, a new issue is created exactly similar to the original issue with identical values for all its fields except for a few special ones. The special ones include created date, updated date, issue key, status, and so on.

But, in addition to the special fields JIRA has chosen, we might want to ignore a few other fields while cloning an issue. How about a unique custom field? We surely don't want to replicate it while cloning?

Here is an easy way to discard any such fields while cloning an issue.

Getting ready...

Create a Skeleton plugin using Atlassian Plugin SDK. It is recommended to read the Extending JIRA actions recipe before proceeding.

How to do it...

As we have seen while extending JIRA actions in the previous recipe, all we need to do here is to create a new webwork action that extends the existing JIRA Clone action and overrides the required method. In this specific case,...