Add tabs in field description

Hi Community,


is it possible to add multiple tabs to an description field in JIRA?

Excuse me if this question has been asked, but based on my JIRA exp I didnt know how to ask this question otherwise.


Again: In our Projects we have an field "Description" and i what i want to do, is to add tabs to this field


Appreciate your answers!



2 answers

If it is a question of the standard field description - you can do it with crutches: for example, embedding Javascript.

I would recommend that you use the standard tabs of screens and different text fields

yes, my question is based on the std. field "description". what do you mean with "crutches"? and isnt there any possibility to do this without javascript?


thanks to your recommendation, but i want to find a solution to have taps in the field :/

i think a textfield istn that usefull for long text passages ?



In Russian, this is a suboptimal and dangerous solution. (Judging by Google, in English: "duct tape")




ps. Nic(@Nic Brough), the guy from below in the thread, swears when I publish dangerous decisions :)


Yes, injecting javascript to Jira is painful.  It's unsupportable, often flaky and breaks on upgrades, or even addition or removal of add-ons.  I'd not say "dangerous" really, as it's hard to damage your data (but easy to make a mess of it or break the way the screens handle), but you will find good Jira admins removing js hacks where-ever they're found.

If you do go this way, you're going to need to think about how you're going to represent it.  You'd need to wedge something into the field data to separate the text into tabs, and your js would have to find it, interpret it, and then know how to amend the field to paste it back in when saving.

It would be safer to do this with a field add-on, one that can implement the formatting safely inside itself (and you can let the java handle the data storage)

1 vote

No, the description is a single field containing text with some simple formatting options.  Tabs are definitely not simple formatting.

If you used several fields, you could create tabs and scatter the fields through them.

Thank you for the advice. :)

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