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A calculated Last Field Value change Author custom field type that represents the author of the last modification made to a field and is displayed as a String representing the display name of the user. It is a read-only field.

Adding a Last Field Value Change Author custom field

To add a Last Field Value Change Author custom field to your instance:

  1. Log in to JIRA as an administrator.
  2. Go to the Administration icon  and click on it.
  3. Click on Issues - > Custom fields.
  4. Click on Add custom field.
  5. Click on Advanced in the left panel.
  6. Locate Last Field Value Change Author Field and select it.
  7. Click on Next.
  8. Provide a name for the custom field
  9. You can optionally provide a description of the custom field.
  10. Click on Create
  11. Associate the custom field to the appropriate screens.
  12. Locate the custom field in the Custom fields administration page and click on the cog wheel.
  13. Click on Configure and and specify the field to look for (explained below).
  14. You can create multiple contexts if you need to associate different fields with particular projects or issue types.
  15. Perform a re-index as prompted by JIRA.


If you have upgraded from JMCF 1.x to 2.x please refer to the upgrade guide.

Search template:

When creating a Last Field Value Change Author custom field, you can configure the Search template as User Picker & Group Searcher to be able to search issues for a user in that custom field. If you select None for the searcher, then you won’t see any reference to this field in the Issue Navigator search fields. Note that changing a custom field searcher requires a re-index.

Specifying the field to look for

To specify the field to look for:

  1. Locate the custom field on the Custom Fields administration page.
  2. Click on the cog wheel and click on Configure
  3. Click on Edit Field to look for.
  4. Select a field from the Field drop-down.
  5. Click on Save.

Customizing the display of the Last Field Value Change Author custom field type value

You can define a velocity template that will return the Html representation of the calculated custom field. Leave it empty to use the default template. 

To select a format for a Last Field Value Change Author custom field type value:

  1. Locate the custom field on the Custom Fields administration page.
  2. Click on the cog wheel and click on Configure
  3. Click on Edit Velocity Template.
  4. Input the template.
  5. Click on Save.

You can use the following Velocity variables in the template:

  • $value: the raw field value, an ApplicationUser object.
  • $formattedValueString representing the display name of the user
  • and other variables described on this page

For example:

<font color="orange">
    $formattedValue - $value.emailAddress
</font>

displays the Display name and the Email address of the user

Displaying the Last Field Value Change Author custom field type on Transition and Edit screen

The Never show on Transition and Edit screens option controls whether the calculated Single-user custom field can appear on transition and edit screens. If you select this option, the field will not be visible on any Edit or Transition screen, even if it is added to the screen.


Accessing the Last Field Value Change Author custom field from other Groovy scripts

You can access this field using any of the following getters of the Issue interface

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