Adding custom field to Issue Summary


I'm trying to add a custom field value near to the Issue Summary (on the top left of the issue's details page) and I've found the following link explaining how to do that:

Accordingly to that link I was looking for the file issuesummary.vm in the path WEB-INF/classes/templates/jira/issue/summary/ but I can't find it.

On our Jira setup (6.1.8), the path WEB-INF/classes/templates/jira/issue/summary/ contains only these directories:




Where can I find issuesummary.vm file?

Thank you in advance for your help


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This is on the old version. In newer versions of JIRA, this has to be done inside a bundled plugin. A similar requirement is explained at Hope it helps.

If it is not too critical, I wouldn't recommend doing it because it is harder to maintain the bundled plugin than editing a velocity template. More pain during upgrades!

Hi Jobin,

thank you very much for your answer! I'll try to avoid to make any changes inside the plugin... I agree that it would be hard to be maintained!

Hi Jobin,

another question: is the procedure the same if I would like to add a custom field column to the Link panel?

For link panel yes. For subtasks, you can add fields using advanced properties.

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