Add Categories to Projects menu, Maybe Using Scriptrunner?

We have our JIRA Software projects organised into categories. Ideally i'd like to provide users with a quick way to get to the list of projects in each category, from the Projects menu. The existing basic categorisation of "Software" and "Business" is not enough for us.

So really I just want to save an extra click, and send the user to (e.g.):

.../secure/BrowseProjects.jspa?selectedCategory=10010&selectedProjectType=all

Is there a way to do this, either:

  • Out of the box, or by simple tinkering in the backend source or config files?
  • Using a Web item script fragment, with the Scriptrunner plugin?

 

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The script-runner web-fragment approach is a better option because it's easier to maintain on upgrades (I lean towards avoiding any code changes in the core)

Software and Business aren't categories though, they're the project type.

Thanks Nic. Yes I realise the distinction. We don't really care about the project type, but I do want to provide users with access to a subset of projects at my choosing.

Any idea how to do it with web fragments?

Not off the top of my head, as I've not tried to amend those menus, but I use the fragment locator to find out where I need to do stuff - https://scriptrunner.adaptavist.com/4.3.3/jira/CustomisingUI.html

Thanks Nic. The info at https://scriptrunner.adaptavist.com/4.3.3/jira/fragments/WebPanel.html and the Custom Web Item script fragment helped me achieve this. Works perfectly.

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