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JQL: Substring operation using delimiter on a custom field (multi-line) values onto Confluence page

Madhusudhan Srinivasa December 7, 2017

Have certain values (separated by commas) populated onto custom field (multi-line) for Issues

Requirement is:

- Need to perform substring operation on this value using a delimiter

- And display only last X digits

Is this feasible via JQL? or wild card searches? 

Any available plugin to support such operation?

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Madhusudhan Srinivasa January 3, 2018

@Jobin Kuruvilla [Adaptavist] Thanks for quick reply here

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Jobin Kuruvilla [Adaptavist]
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January 3, 2018

This is not a generic JQL function requirement. You might want to write a custom searcher for your custom field or write a JQL function in a plugin that does what you want.

But features like displaying only last X digits are beyond the search functionality. That will be a modification to the custom field implementation!

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Madhusudhan Srinivasa January 3, 2018

@Jobin Kuruvilla [Adaptavist] Have anything to comment here please? The requirement is to perform substring operation on the custom multifield text value populated onto confluence from Jira.

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Madhusudhan Srinivasa December 8, 2017

Thanks @Andy Heinzer for your inputs

Will try the plugin, if I can attain the requirement. Leave feedback shortly

Do we have any relevant plugins at confluence end?

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December 7, 2017

Jira's native JQL is not able to do this.  JQL is designed to return Jira issues, it is not as adept at returning a substring of a field to a specific issue.  That kind of function though seems like something that could be done with a SQL query.

As such, perhaps you can use a plugins such as SQL for Jira Driver: Convert JQL to SQL this plugin also has other related plugins that mightbe helpful here.   For example the SQL for Jira - Custom Fields appears to allow you to use SQL formulas to populate custom fields in Jira.   Perhaps with this you could use a SQL substring in order to create a new custom field that only contains the specific data you want to show in conjunction with that issue.

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