Can I add the placeholder attribute to a custom JIRA field in order to present additional info?
It seems I have control over the following properties for a given field:
Edit Field Details:
Configure Custom Field:
But I can't find anywhere to modify the placeholder text
The placeholder attribute isn't guaranteed across every browser, but it would be a nice touch to provide additional information for supported browsers.
Here's a complete list of custom field configurations, but I don't see it there.
1. As the simpliest option - modify "atlassian-jira\WEB-INF\classes\templates\plugins\fields\edit\edit-basictext.vm" this velocity and add placeholder ability (i.e. use description as a placeholder)
2. You can develop your own custom field with full support of placeholders in input.
Just to flesh out option 1
1) You'll have to find your home directory and then navigate to
On my instance, it was right here:
2) Then open up the velocity templace file named edit-basictext.vm
Then add the following code to the input element:
3) You'll need to refresh the template cache after making changes:
I couldn't quite get it to work, but that was what I had tried so far.
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