Scripted custom field to included value based on priority


I'm trying to make a scripted filed return a value that will make the scripted field a colour based on the priority of the issue.

Bloker = red

Critical = amber


This has been requested so it shows in the view issue screen so at a glance people know if it's important.

I have created the scripted field. I have been testing the code for it in the Admin "Script fields" section based on previewing issues etc but I keep bringing the instance down.

I thought this would be a start but I'm new to coding this and with crashing my test instance it'sa slow process.

Any pointers is much appreciated.



if(priority.equals("Blocker (P1)"))

return "{panel:borderStyle=solid|borderColor=#ccc|bgColor=#FF0000}
{color:white}*THIS IS A PRIORITY 1 ISSUE*{color}

else if(priority.equals("Critical (P2)"))

return "{panel:borderStyle=solid|borderColor=#ccc|bgColor=#FFCC33}
{color:white}*THIS IS A PRIORITY 1 ISSUE*{color}
else if(priority.equals("Major (P3)"))

return "{panel:borderStyle=solid|borderColor=#ccc|bgColor=#0000FF}
{color:white}*THIS IS A PRIORITY 1 ISSUE*{color}

else if(priority.equals("Minor (P4)"))

return "{panel:borderStyle=solid|borderColor=#ccc|bgColor=#009900}
{color:white}*THIS IS A PRIORITY 1 ISSUE*{color}

else (priority.equals("Trivial (P5)"))

return "{panel:borderStyle=solid|borderColor=#ccc|bgColor=#999999}
{color:white}*THIS IS A PRIORITY 1 ISSUE*{color}

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You need to return html, not wiki markup macros...

You can see what html those macros produce and then copy the html for them.

I don't really recommend doing this though - you will be better off with some javascript that colourises the rows in the dash or issue navigator according to the priority.

Also your script looks wrong, try:

if (issue.getPriorityObject.getName == "High") {
	return "/*html*/ High /*/"
else if (...)

Hi Jamie,

Thanks for the reply, I went down the panel macro route as I'd got a custom field to display the colours required during testing. However if there is a more suitable method then I open to the suggestion. Do you have any links to the javascript method? as I agree having the issues coloured in the navigator is a nice option.



This highlights issues based on their RAG status which is in a label:

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