A Parent status calculated custom field type represents the status of the issue's parent issue, if any, and is displayed as a String representing the status name.
To add a Parent Status custom field to your instance:
Issues - > Custom fields.
Add custom field.
Advancedin the left panel.
Parent Status Fieldand select it.
Configureto create multiple contexts if you need to make this field apply only to particular projects or issue types.
When creating a Parent Status custom field type, you can configure the Search template as
Using these searchers you will be able to search issues either with a free text or the exact text for that custom field value. The default search template is
Exact text searcher (Statistics-compatible). 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.
Exact text searcher (Statistics-compatible) is a custom statistics compatible searcher provided by JMCF that allows Text type custom fields of Jira and JMCF to be used in statistics gadgets. 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.
Note that this field will not always reflect the status of the parent accurately in the search index, because when the parent issue's status changes, the sub-task is not re-indexed and thus its calculated fields are not updated in the index. However, the value will always be accurate on the View Issue screen.
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 Parent Status custom field type value:
Edit Velocity Template.
You can use the following Velocity variables in the template:
$value: the raw field value, a
Stringformatted using the status macro,
<font color="red"> $formattedValue </font>
Never show on Transition and Edit screens option controls whether the Parent status 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.
You can access this field using any of the following getters of the Issue interface