Jira "Issue Link" to show Assignee also


There is a requirement to show the assignee's name along with the Summary of the issues.

Should i change in any configuration file. I have searched but not getting any clues.

Any suggesstions



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For sub-tasks ONLY:

Go to Administration -> General Configuration, click on the "Advanced" button (at the bottom of the screen). You can configure the columns there. Note, this is a global change.

Hi Jo,

Which version of Jira. I am using 4.2.4

Ah, that is in 4.4. In 4.2, you need to edit the jira.properties file. It is in there and you simply need to add the new column, and restart JIRA.

Just to clarify... jira-application.properties in the atlassian-jira\WEB-INF\classes\classes) directory

in the file look for jira.table.cols.linkedissue

Hi Jo,

I have added assignee in the column list but it does not affect even I remove all the columns and left only issuekey even that case it shows issuekey, sumary,status and priority

if make change in includes\snippets\issuelinksmall.jsp fike, then it is working fine

I removed the line jira.table.cols.linkedissue but no change

I don't know why this answer is marked as solved because this is not possible with JIRA 6.4.x, there is no option for configuring the columns os the issue links. Still, there is one for sub-tasks, but that's something totally different.

Depend what version you have. Before 4.4, you can change it via propertie file. I think you can still do it after 4.4, like I am doing now, but I cant find the documentation link for that.


Thanks for the link but that didnt help me.

For issues shown in "Issue Links", this issue implements/ duplicatesetc, as of now the details shown are

  1. Issue key
  2. Issue Summary
  3. Issue Priority
  4. Issue Status

I need the assignee to be shown.

By searching through the files in Jira, i got to the main jsp where i need to add the assignee.

The file i changed was jira\includes\snippets\issuelinksmall.jsp

added the line

<ww:propety value ="string('assignee')" />

Now i am getting the assignee id but not the name. Do you know how to format that

Does this means that this can be implemented only by changing the source files?

for anbody who comes accross this limitation: Issue Matrix looks quite promising.

This is a paid plugin. There is a way to extend the column definition of Sub-task, but I am looking explicitly for link issue.

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