How is user mapped to the avatar

As an administrator of our jira installation i wan't to manage the avatars for our employees.

Is there a way to edit the content of the sql database so i can maintain the avatars?

I see the table 'avatar' and there is a filename mapped to the folder '..\Application Data\JIRA\data\avatars\'.

But how is the record in this avatar table related to the user in table 'cwd_user'? I do not see any id that is the reference. Or is it the avatar.owner column that reference the cwd_user.user_name column?

Than the question is, is Jira using the latest Avatar record? Because i see mulitple records in avatar table for one user.

And can i just add a record in the avatar table with some id? Or do i have to use a particular id?

2 answers

As for JIRA 6.3.* there are 4 tables: app_user, propertyentry, propertynumber, avatar

To display current avatars I use the following SQL query:

SELECT u.lower_user_name,a.*
  FROM app_user as u left join propertyentry as pe 
		left join propertynumber as pn on
			left join avatar as a on
	entity_name = 'ApplicationUser'  and property_key='';



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Janet Albion Atlassian Team Mar 25, 2013

There are 4 tables involved here:

  • avatar stored the avatar list
  • propertyentry stored the association between user and the avatar. using "" to search for the mapping
  • propertynumber stored the current avatar used
  • external_entities stored the username

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