Can Issue Navigator display data that comes from another Issue Type?

We have a request from business to create a filter that enables them to list all the open issues however with a really special request: to be able to see information from another Issue Type.

So we have this Issue Type A and B where all issues under B needs to have a connection or related to A. The issues under A are static - meaning they never change, since we are using it for some sort of a source document pool.

Now the filter is showing the list of issues under B however the request is to show few additional columns that are derived from A - depending on which issue it is connected to. Is there a way to somehow do this?

The simplest way would be to have the issues under B populated with the columns from A (using Behaviour plugin for example) however it means the fields need to be predetermined and would be troublesome if additional columns need to be displayed.

I know it's an odd request but I'm sure someone has thought of this in the past. Any suggestions?

Let me know if the description is unclear.

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Jira doesn't support this off the shelf because

  • It's very counter intuitive - where I've done it, it's quickly led to complaints about the data being unrelated - users constantly saying "I've got X on my issue but I can't edit it"
  • It's very hard to define a generalised solution that will work for all customers

The way you can do it is with derived fields (often scripted if you've got the Script Runner addon). You add a field to the issues you want to display data, and put code behind the fields that reads links (or whatever else you need) and displays the required data.

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