How do I add a custom label type field to JIRA's issue create/edit/view screens?

I have a field called Execution Status, it is a label field with three options, Pass Fail and Error. I cannot figure out how to add the field to JIRA's issue pages programmatically. I followed the tutorial and found out how to add a custom field which can be added by the JIRA admin, but I want to put a new field on existing issue pages automatically when my plugin is downloaded.

Here is my xml (view edit are same template because nothing is appearing on screen and I just wanted to test it):

<customfield-type key="Execution-Status-field" name="Execution Status" class="com.seguira.jira.plugin.ta.action.ExecutionStatusField"><description>Seguira Test Execution Field</description> 
<resource type="velocity" name="view" location="templates/actions/view-basictext.vm"/>
<resource type="velocity" name="edit" location="templates/actions/view-basictext.vm"/>
<resource type="velocity" name="xml" location="templates/actions/xml-basictext.vm"/>

public class ExecutionStatusField extends LabelsCFType { 

public ExecutionStatusField(JiraAuthenticationContext jac, IssueManager im, GenericConfigManager gcm, LabelUtil lu, LabelManager lm, ProjectImportLabelFieldParser pilfp, JiraBaseUrls jbu) {
super(jac, im, gcm, lu, lm, pilfp, jbu);



I found this code online, and added some to it:

FieldScreenManager fieldScreenManager = ComponentAccessor.getFieldScreenManager();

FieldScreen screen = fieldScreenManager.getFieldScreen(new Long(10001));
FieldScreenTab defaultTab = screen.getTab(0);

I'm unsure where to get the custom field's ID

and the vm file:

class="multi-select long-field hidden edit-labels-inline multi-select-select" 
name="$" value="Pass" id="$"
multiple="multiple" >

Thanks in advance!


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Thomas Schlegel Community Champion Apr 20, 2017

Hi Shashank,

there's another community for developer's issues:

Maybe you get an answer there sooner.

I've posted on there, but can't seem to delete this issue. Anyway, here is the link to the dev community post:

Thomas Schlegel Community Champion Apr 20, 2017

No problem, here are also a lot of developers reading and answering the questions.


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