Can other field values be changed when the calculation occur?

Can other field values be changed when the calculation occur? Is it possible to impact another field on the screen with a new value from the "formula" code at the same time the calculation runs? Will it also work with JIRA 6.x's inline edit?

PS: We cant use the Behaviors plugin because it does not support IE 8.

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We will upgrade to IE11 and then use the new version of the Script Runner plugin.

Unfortunately, this isn't possible.

First of all, calculation only occurs when a "view issue" screen is displayed - never during a transition. For that matter, calculated fields cannot be shown on transition screens (this is a limitation of JIRA).

Then, calculation occurs during indexing - at which time you cannot modify an issue.

To my knowledge, the only way to do what you want (or at least some of it) is using the Behaviors plugin, unfortunately.

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Derived or calculated fields can do part of this - you can write plugins that provide them, or implement them with the script runner. They will still not work with inline edit though - they need to be re-read and that means a refresh of the screen.

To my knowledge, calculated fields (extending CalculatedCFType) will never show up on a transition screen. Unless you know of a way to trick JIRA into showing them, in which case I'm very interested.

You've always been able to stick calculated fields on transition screens.

There's no trick to it, they work the same as other custom fields - if they have an edit template (obviously without any actual input), they'll appear on edit type screens.

Oh, cool! I never thought of trying to create an edit template for them, since you can't really edit them.

Still, they won't get updated during the life of the transition screen, but that might be acceptable in some cases. I'll try adding edit templates to my custom fields asap! Thanks for the info.

No problem, I worked it out when I first used the message fields in the Jira toolkit - logically, they had to display on edit screens somehow.

But yes, they've got the same problem as inline-edit because they won't refresh on editing oter fields, so it's not entirely ideal, but hey - close is good :-)

Hi, please tell me when can I add edit templates for my custom fields...

Same way you put in the view templates - lines in the atlassian-plugin.xml that point to them.

Hi Nic, thanks a lot. I am sorry, but I don't know what line I should be add in my case :) I'd like to see and use in Post functions values of Jira Misc calculated fields. Is it possible? And what should I add to atlassian-plugin.xml for example to see in transition screen read only Jira misc calculated Date-time field: Customfield_11492 (Duedate for development based on date of agreement from customer).

I'm afraid I don't understand the question. Jira misc calculated fields calculates some information based on other data and is an addon. You're asking about editing field data, so you need to be doing that in your own plugin, not trying to hack jira misc calculated fields (and, you don't want to edit calculated values anyway)

I think you need to step back and define exactly what you are trying to acheive here, as everything you're posting seems rather muddled so far.

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