Is it possible to set the color of a field on the VIEW issue screen with Behaviours?

@Nic Brough / @Jamie Echlin [Adaptavist]

Is it possible to conditionally set the color of a field on the Issue VIEW screen? 

I was thinking something along the lines of:

def securityField = getFieldByName("Security Level")
def descField = getFieldByName("Security Level")

def securityValue = securityField.getValue()
if (securityValue == "Pinterest") { // Only Pinterest should be black.
securityField.setHelpText("Hello! <style>#security-val .note { color: #333;}</style>")
} else {



However, I've not been able to get this to work. It makes sense since I'm trying to set "Help Text" which isn't displayed on the view issue screen, but was hoping there may be another element or way to target the text color.

Any pointers?

1 answer

Hi Trevor,

I think in your case you will need a web resource. In it's simplest form should be 

(function ($) {

    JIRA.bind(JIRA.Events.NEW_CONTENT_ADDED, function (event, $context, reason){
        var field = $("#security-val");
        field.prev().css("color", "red");
        field.css("color", "red");


Now you should play with your browser's developer tools to check in which reason, event, etc you want the element to be red. 

regards, Thanos

Suggest an answer

Log in or Sign up to answer
Community showcase
Posted Oct 09, 2018 in Jira Core

How to manage many similar workflows?

I have multiple projects that use variations of the same base workflow. The variations depend on the requirements of the project or issue type. The variations mostly come in the form of new statuses ...

392 views 6 0
Join discussion

Atlassian User Groups

Connect with like-minded Atlassian users at free events near you!

Find a group

Connect with like-minded Atlassian users at free events near you!

Find my local user group

Unfortunately there are no AUG chapters near you at the moment.

Start an AUG

You're one step closer to meeting fellow Atlassian users at your local meet up. Learn more about AUGs

Groups near you