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JIRA issue screen tab pane tab change event

JIRA.ViewIssueTabs.onTabReady(function () { 
  console.log("Questions Tab JS loaded!");

Above event is getting called for all tabs.

Is there any way to detect (event) issue screen tab change event using JavaScript?

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Nir Haimov Community Leader Aug 22, 2018

Hi @nija kanthan

I don't understand.

The code you sent is in JavaScript, 


 Is the event, the function inside doing what ever you want when the event occur, which means you detect it, catch and do what you want there...

So i don't understand your question.

Screen Shot 2018-08-23 at 11.39.23 AM.pngI have custom tab called Questions. I want an event to detect tab change. If the selected tab is Questions i want to call some JavaScript function. Above method is getting called for all tabs.


You still have to call 


But inside do what you want only if you are in tab  Questions.

JIRA.ViewIssueTabs.onTabReady(function () { 
if ($("#issue-tabs").find(".active strong").text() == "Questions") {
write your code here
Like # people like this

It works,

if($("#issue-tabs").find('.active a').text() == 'Questions') {
//code goes here

I changed the condition into this.

Thanks for the reply :) 

Nir Haimov Community Leader Aug 23, 2018

You are welcome :)

The accepted answer is working perfectly until you need i18n in your plugin. In that case I prefer the following solution:


this will give back the "plugin key:module key". It is independent of the selected language and hopefully unique.

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