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NEW IN JMCF 2.0.0

A Status entered by user custom field type represents the user who last (or first) moved the issue to the specified status and is displayed as a String representing the user display name. It is a read-only field.

Adding a Status entered by User custom field type

To add a Status entered by User custom field type 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 Status entered by user custom Field type and select it.
  7. Click on Next.
  8. Provide a name for the custom field
  9. You can optionally provide a description for 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 specify the status(es) and the order of status entered (explained below).
  14. You can create multiple contexts if you need to associate different status(es) with particular projects or issue types.
  15. Perform a re-index as prompted by JIRA.

Search template

When creating a Status Entered by User custom field type, 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 status(es) to look for

To specify the status(es) 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 Status(es).
  4. Select the status(es).
  5. Click on Save.

You can also configure the custom field to look for the current status by selecting current status in the configuration.

Specifying the transition execution to look for

To specify the transition execution 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. Select either Latest or Earliest from the Which field to capture the last or first transition executed to the specified status(es).


Customizing the display of the Status entered by User custom field 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 the Status entered by user 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, the ApplicationUser object.
  • $formattedValuea String representing the display name of the user
  • and other variables described on this page

For example:

<div style="border: dashed">
  $formattedValue
</div>

displays the formatted value of the field with a dashed border.

Displaying the Status entered by user custom field type on Transition and Edit screens

The Never show on Transition and Edit screens option controls whether the 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 Status entered by user custom field type from other Groovy scripts

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

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