Grid definition does not contain property "gd.tablename"


We have just installed the evaluation version of this plugin and I am now seeing the following text above the field when displayed on the screen:

Grid definition does not contain property "gd.tablename". In-memory database will be used to store grid data. All data will be lost after Jira (or plugin) restarts.

Is this a byproduct of it being an evaluation?



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(The evaluation version is functionally identical to the paid for add-on)

The default configuration has been setup such that it doesn't store grid modifications in a database. The message you see is a warning that when you restart JIRA, this data will be lost.
(we thought it would be nice to provide such warning)

The warning will be gone once that you specify in what database, the add-on can store the grid modifications.

For instance, if you add in the configuration

gd.ds = jira

Then the add-on will automatically create a table in your JIRA database, and use that table to store the content of the grid.

You can also specify other target databases (next to JIRA) using the datasource properties.
More details on how to do this is available on our documentation site

Typically you would want to do this to keep your grid data separate from your jira database.

Hope this helps


Thanks Francis. Most helpful.

Just a small note, which I forgot to mention. Next to the database connection, you should also specify the tablename using the property

gd.tablename = somename

For instance

gd.columns = id, sku, product, unit, price
gd.tablename = lineitems
gd.ds = jira =

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Ahmad Danial Atlassian Team May 09, 2013

Hey there, Jig.

Perhaps you can confirm on this behavior, whether it is indeed a limitation of using an evaluation version of the plugin by contacting the vendor and address this concern to them directly:

  1. Name: iDalko (
  2. Phone: +32.3.808.05.89
  3. Email:
  4. Homepage:

Hope this helps!

Warm regards,


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