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How to add a static text on a custom JIRA Screen

Komail Badami May 07, 2017

I have a custom screen which shows up on a Workflow Transition. I want to display some information like a description for the screen, but I am not able to do so. 

The top heading on the screen which shows up is the Transition name. 

I tried adding a readonly text field on that screen with some content but that doesnt show up either.



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Vishnukumar Vasudevan [ACP-JA] Community Leader May 08, 2017


Nop, read-only custom fields will not be poped up in edit/transition screens.

Why don't you try adding message custom field ? 

Please refer the document here


Thanks, Vishnu. 

Komail Badami May 08, 2017

Thanks, I am able to add a message custom field after installing JIRA toolkit plugin. However for some reason I cant seem to get the markup working in the message , the markup shows up as text !

{panel:bgColor=#EAECFF} my message {panel}

I am using JIRA 6.3.9


Vishnukumar Vasudevan [ACP-JA] Community Leader May 08, 2017

Can you check which Renderer is selected for this custom field ?  You would see this in field configuration. Should be set to "Wiki style renderer " .




Komail Badami May 08, 2017

I checked in the field configuration but there was no option of changing the renderer for this.

Komail Badami May 08, 2017

<b>text</b> works... but the below code doesnt

{panel:bgColor=#EAECFF} text {panel} doesnt.  Maybe I am missing something  ?

Komail Badami May 08, 2017

Note: The Wiki Renderer Macros Plugin has all the modules enabled

Alexander Naumann Sep 25, 2017

Hi @Komail Badami,

i found the solution :-)

I had the same problem as you, the code below doesn't works.

{panel:bgColor=#EAECFF} text {panel}

Then I tested your example with <b>, it also works fine.
Then I thought and found the solution.

<b> is HTML code and not a wiki markup.

So i try the following:

<div style="background-color:powderblue;">

<h1>This is a heading</h1>
<p>This is a paragraph.</p>


 Thats fine and works for our system.

regards, Alex


P.S.: fun fact - if you replace "div" by "body", then for the moment the background of your complete JIRA is changed ;-)

Stephen Letch Jan 10, 2019

Thanks @Alexander Naumann just what i needed.

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