How to add a custom field to the issue view (like details, description, activity)



I've created a custom field and i wish to add it to the issue view as a header, like details, description and activity.

NOT as a field under details.


Do you know how ? or is there any plugin which can help me ?


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I don't think that it is possible.

What you can do is adding multiple tabs to the Details section, adding your custom field to the first of those tabs, also naming the tab the same as your custom field, so that it gets a little more "visual weight" (if this is your primary goal).


I'd created tabs on a customized screen. When I push th create-Button,then I can see the tabs.

When I open the Issue-screen afterwards, there's only a screen without tabs. The same effect is on the edit-screen.



My guess is that: For a "create" screen, you are using your customised screen For the "edit" screen, you are using a different screen, which you have not added tabs to For a "view" screen you have fields on the tabs that have no data, AND/OR you are using a different screen, which you have not added tabs to Have a look at the "issue type screen scheme" to establish what screens are in use

Manfred, please notice, like i said, the custom fields from inside the tabs will appear under the 'Details' field in the issue view

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Ferenc is correct - the issue view screen is effectively divided into two parts - one where all the "system" fields are placed and then a section devoted to custom fields.  JIRA has no way of knowing where you might feel like placing completely arbitrary custom fields so it keeps them all in one section.

Within that section, you can place them in any order, and you can use tabs.  The layout of that area is drawn from the "screen" you are using for issue view.  So, let's say you copied the "default screen", added tabs and fields, you would then need to place it in an "issue type screen scheme" to say "use my new screen for issue view", associate that with the issue type and project, and you'll get that view on the issue view.  But it will still only cover your custom fields, system fields will be placed in the main header.

The only way to re-arrange this is with code - either hacking the core display code, or botching some form of field re-arrangement in with javascript.


But still all the custom fields will be displayed under 'Details' there is no option to create a new section like 'Details', 'Description' and 'Activity', unless i code it.


Is that right?

Yes, that's what Ferenc and I are saying.

Thanks for the answer.

I am not sure what you mean by adding it to the Details section.

How do i add multiple tabs to this section?

I know how to configure the 'Default screen' and add tabs to it, but it doesn't add tabs inside the Issue View.

Nov, can custom sections be added with a plugin these days?

Nic that is. Autocorrect again

;-) Not that I can find. You can still insert tabs of course, but hacking around with the core code is the only way I can find to move a custom field into the panels or get a new panel in place. I may be behind - I've not really tried it since 6.2

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Hi Lior,

Not sure how helpful this would be to you, but this page explains how to rename system fields in JIRA:

If you have any that you don't use, you might change it to the field that you wish to use? 

Thanks for the help!

I think if you follow this tutorial you will get the route to reach your desired results

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