I would like to add a clickable URL in the description of the Attachment field
Here is what I get now (in this example I want the text to be "Click Here" and the URL to be https://fr.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jira) :
It is weird because this HTML code works in the Summary description...
Thanks & Regards,
In short, you cant. The reason it works on fields like Summary is because they use a text renderer, while fields like Attachment doesnt use any renderer.
Atlassian believes that "Potentially any field within JIRA applications can be a renderable field, but this only really makes sense in the case of text-based fields and multi-select fields".
You can find a list of renderable fields here: https://confluence.atlassian.com/adminjiraserver073/configuring-renderers-861253418.html#Configuringrenderers-Renderablefields
The only way you could accomplish what you want is by creating a JIRA plugin...but thats probalby not worth the hassle. Sorry I couldnt give you a better answer :(
The functionality to display HTML content was removed from Jira due to security reasons, so currently it's not possible to add a clickable link on field's description because this field does not have a Wiki Markup renderer.
We have a feature request suggesting the implementation of such ability:
I'm sorry that we can't be more helpful on it.
Just to have the answer handy ... as of January 2020, you can have a URL in your field description. Apparently, it works for some custom field types, but not others. I was able to put a url in a custom field of type "Number field". I had to edit both the custom field description and the description in the field configuration (just changing the first was not enough). Also because it's Cloud, I used wiki markup which is different than the way I did in on-prem. Here's an example:
Low = 1 ... High = 5 [Guidelines for scoring|https://xyz.sharepoint.com//IT/file.txt]
I hope this helps.
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