Custom table type field

I have a specific requirement that, We need to store and display the values in a tabular manner. 

requirement is Table should have 2 columns 1) Date and time 2) Description

1) Date and Time – Need to fill automatically to current time when ever there is an entry for description.

Kindly let me know if you have any solution for this kind of requirement.


I found table grid editor plugin, But that does not support date-time and auto set to current date-time.

2 answers

there is already a plugin for doing this.

Consider if buying iDalko Table Grid is an option for your customers.

edit: excuse me, just noticed that you already checked it.

you will propably need following components:

  1. a custom field that is able to take tabular data. There are plenty of ways to do this. One possible solution would be to store the tabular data as string in a serialized map. 
    You could extend AbstractSingleFieldType<String> or StringCFType.
    You would need to implement converters which should serialize/desirialize the values from string to map representation and vice-versa.



    public static byte[] serialize(final Object object) throws IOException {
            final ByteArrayOutputStream byteOut = new ByteArrayOutputStream();
            final ObjectOutputStream oOut = new ObjectOutputStream(byteOut);
            return DatatypeConverter.printBase64Binary(byteOut.toByteArray());

  2. IssueListener which is listening on ISSUE_UPDATED event. Whenever somebody updates description on some issue, that listener would go ahead and set the values for your custom field.


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