How to put attached files into batches for easier navigation?

Hello, team.

Some time ago we started using JIRA for software development and adapting it to our development process, which requires attaching files to JIRA issues in some projects.

It has become quite efficient during issue investigation, as the developer can always see log files, screenshots, FD or SRS documents in the issue or task.

After a while we encountered a disadvantage of this method, as each issue contains at least 7 or 8 files. When the developer opens the issue he sees quite many files and navigation across them becomes rather frustrating.

We tried to add a special prefix for different file types, to indicate that this is FD or SRS and so on. Prefix has allowed us to get a better view of attachments while sorting by name, but not all empoyees follow this and not all the time they have time to add this prefix.

So my main problem is there any way to aternate view of attachments and see the attachments in groups, e.g. SRS - contains any documents related to specifications and so on.

I hope that the community has any ideas or practices how to cope with this issue.

Any help or piece of advice will be appreciated.

Many thanks,

Larry

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Larry,

You should give a try to Smart Attachments Add-on developed by StiltSoft which allows to do exactly what you want.

This is quite a new add-on so you are welcome to share your thoughts.

Best regards,
Maxim

Maxim, thanks for your response. I will try to evaluate your add-on. Hope it will cover our major requirements. Best Regards, Larry

As of https://jira.atlassian.com/browse/JRA-4925 - as I see it is a long story, and I don't know existing plugins with attachments as custom fields. But you can develop/order your own plugin that will satisfy your needs: see https://developer.atlassian.com/display/JIRADEV/JIRA+Plugin+Guide and https://developer.atlassian.com/display/JIRADEV/Custom+Fields+in+JIRA

Alexey, thanks for your answer. We will consider the possible options.

Best Regards,

Larry

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