Customfield with external SQL Query


I need to query external SQL server,


select * from XYZ where customfield_10300 = project_id


or better, execute procedure

exec {customfield_10300}

Is it possible?
I have bought plugin below but it doesn't cover my needs.

Power Database Fields PRO


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Alexey Matveev Community Champion Jan 18, 2018


You can do it the Power Database Fields PRO. It is called Dynamic queries. Kindly read here

Yes, but it doesnt work as i want it to...

I can't configure it so it would refresh when opening an issue.

This customfields can only be either as a select list or autocomplete.

Or maybe i'm missing something.

Use case is to have a field that queries database with every issue refresh.

Alexey Matveev Community Champion Jan 22, 2018

It must work like this. What is in your case? When is it refreshed?


As i see it, i can only connect a datasource, and create a customfield which will be filled while creating or editing issue.

Then it works.

My case:

Let's say i have an existing issue with customfield customfield_10300. This is normal number customfield.

And i want to add NEW customfield that will query external SQL and display data basing on existing customfield's 10300 value.

Alexey Matveev Community Champion Jan 22, 2018

Ok, suppose you have a number field with customfield_10300. Then you add a new field which must select data from the database, filtered by the value of the customfield_10300. Then you need to create a new Database Pro Field with a query like this

SELECT id, col2, col3, col4 FROM testTable WHERE id = {customfield_10300}

In this case the values in the new database field will be taken from the database filtered by the value in customfield_10300.


Customfield select is not an issue.

Let me explain again.

I've added a database customfield testdbinfo:

Then, i've added it to the desired screen:

Then, i've checked if it is working... it is.

It shows value  only when I edit and set it manualy.

But, the problem is, that it's not showing on the issue screen by default.

I want to add one field that will automaticly show on all issues.

Alexey Matveev Community Champion Jan 30, 2018

I think I understood your question. You mean that it is not on the view screen unless you chose a value for the field. If so then it is how custom fields behave. They can be seen on the view screen if there is a value. If there is no value, then it will be hidden. That is how Jira works.

So maybe this is a feature for the future, to show external info in the issue view. I think many people would benefit from it.

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