Adding new value in drop down list in two dimensional gadget

I added a two dimensional gadget to my Dashboard and want to filter on a value that is not already pre-populated in the Y-axis. I'd like to add a new value called Marketing Ready date to the drop down list in the Y-axis as an option to filter on in the two dimensional gadget. I looked around in JIRA Admin and not sure where to add this option. Can you or someone provide some assistance? Thank you!

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It is unclear what you mean by "add a new value". The gadget works off a filter and displays results gridded by two fields. If you want it to display more values, you need to add those values to the field's options, use the values on issues and choose those fields for the gadget. If, by values, you mean fields you can use for the axes, then you need to add the fields to the system and the will appear as selectable when you configure the gadget (as long as they are of a field type you can distinctly count the values of - free text, numbers, dates etc, are not countable, they don't have option lists)

Adding some screen shots to hopefully clarify what I'm trying to do:

How do I add a new value called “Marketing Ready” to the drop down in the Gadget Directory in the Y-axis? I would like to filter by Marketing Ready instead of Brands

Two dimensional filter:

Gadget Directory:

Marketing Ready Date is on the right side under Dates:

Ok, yes, that's very clear - it's not a "value" you want to add, it's a custom field.

As I said already, you can only use fields that can be counted - dates are not countable like that, so you can't do it.

There are a couple of workarounds, but you need addons to be able to do it, and there are some issues with doing it (you need to make the field countable, but a date has a potentially infinite number of possible values...)


This plugin provides the functionality you want.

It allows more custom field types to two dimentional gadget.


Yes, that's one of the plugins I was thinking about.

Just be warned that it can cause issues when you use it on large datasets that can have open-ended values like text or dates.

The Stattable Searchers add-on is good for custom fields, but I haven't found an easy way to change the Searcher used by standard fields to implement CustomFieldStattable and so appear in the gadgets' drop-down list.

I sometimes wish that all standard fields were turned into custom fields back in JIRA 3.0!

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