How to customize the screens (jsp pages)?

Hi all,

I want to customize the default JIRA screen. I have a scenario which seems little tricky at the moment. Let me explain what really I want:

I want to have a table in which users can input multiple items. They can add /or delete rows too. All that data would be stored in a separate database on the same server. (I can imagine, it's not recommended to play with the JIRA database, so that's why a seperate database altogether)

To accomplish this, I need to edit the default screen.

Any help would be greatly appreciated.


4 answers

I had a bad time trying to edit JIRA jsp pages. If you do this you'd better know what you are doing since you are adding a dependency to this custom development(it is a change to a commercial product. You wont get support if somethings fails). If you know what you are doing and your users(KNOW!) what you are doing too.

Important Screens.

1. CreateIssueDetails.jsp.

2. EditIssue.jsp

3. ViewIssue.jsp

you could run this to find those files from cmd : find . -name "CreateIssueDetails.jsp" (THIS IS FOR LINUX)

So do I have to create another screen, add my table view in it and then it will show in the issue type screen scheme ??

If you users can handle wiki renderer then maybe you dont need modify the jsp pages. Create a Free Text Field (unlimited text) custom field and show your users .

The customfield data is stored in "customfieldvalue" table and you could read it with your own database scripts too, but your users probably make some typos, so don't excpect it to be 100% correct wiki syntax.


The thing is that not all users can enter data using the html code. So that's why it had to be simple table that is ready to be filled vy a user.

Do you checkout the database custom fields available at the plugin site?

Yes, I saw those fields, but those won't solve the purpose. Those ones allow you to create drop down's from values pulled from a database. I want something that can add values to the database table.

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