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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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Re-ordering Issue Operations in the View Issue page

In the previous chapter, we have seen how to create new issue operations. All the existing issue operations in JIRA have a predefined order associated with it. Currently, in JIRA, the actions are ordered as shown in the following screenshot:

In this recipe, we will see how we can reorder those actions with out actually doing any coding! For example, let us assume we want to move Delete option to first in the list and then move the subtask operations up the chart!

How to do it...

Following is the step-by-step process to reorder the issue operations:

  1. Go to the system-issueoperations-plugin.xml residing under the WEB-INF/classes folder. This is the file where all the issue operations are defined.

  2. Modify the weight attribute on the relevant plugin modules to order them.

    weight is the attribute that defines the order of JIRA web fragments. Issue operations post JIRA 4.1.x are stored as web fragments and hence are reordered using weight.

    Prior to JIRA...