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

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