Customize issue summary to include issue component or status?

Some of our devs like to have the issue "title" be something like: Blocker: So and So Crashes on Startup.

or

Database: Add Foo to X Entity

Do we have any ability to customize the issue summary to include fields? Is there a plug-in if not?

Thank you.

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No. The summary is what the users enter

Of course, there's always the option to code. A listener can easily pick up events on issue changes, read the summary, pre-pend whatever you want, and write it back to the issue. You'd need to think about data loss if your users are in the habit of entering long summaries (the limit is 254 characters)

Or you could use a derived field which concatenates summary and other data automatically (but that won't replace "summary", just give you another field to work with instead)

We just want the title that we see in a filter list to be the aggregate of:

component: summary

It would be nice if we could use things like .NET's string.format where we could assemble a string such as {0}: {1} where 0 is the component and 1 is the summary and build our "view" of the issue info in a list.

As I said, a bit of code is needed to do that (it's just as simple in Java or Groovy)

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