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User Profiles for JIRA 2.0 – Using Profile Information in Custom Fields

We are proud to present a User Profiles for JIRA 2.0! Read on to see how to add user profile information to JIRA issue screens and use it in JIRA Workflows.

User Profiles for JIRA LogoIt's been a long road for User Profiles for JIRA already. Initially publis­hed as sister-product to the best sel­ling add-on User Profiles for Confluence back in 2014 a lot of cus­to­mers use and love the add-on so far and gave us valu­able feed­back of their usage. This hel­ped us a lot in deci­ding which next steps to take for User Profiles for JIRA.

So today we are proud to pre­sent a new major ver­sion of our User Profiles for JIRA add-on!
Besides ple­nty of small impro­ve­ments, it brings a very use­ful and big fea­ture. Bear with us as we walk you through of what's inside.

So what's new in User Profiles for JIRA 2.0?

Use Profile Information on JIRA issues

Have you ever felt the need to pro­vide infor­ma­tion about a per­son on a JIRA issue? E. g. the assignee's phone number.
Or even wan­ted to use this pro­file infor­ma­tion in a JQL fil­ter? Think a a sce­n­a­rio where you are loo­king for all JIRA issues that are assi­gned to anyone of Peter's team. Or hand­ling user pro­file infor­ma­tion in JIRA work­flow post­func­tions and ScriptRunner or other add-ons?


With User Profiles for JIRA 2.0 you can do all that now – and it's very easy: Just create a new Custom Field and select "User Profile Field" as Field Type. Then, map a User Profile Field with the crea­ted Custom Field and select a refe­rence user (e. g. the repor­ter, assi­gnee or ano­t­her cus­tom field of the type user picker) and you can start adding it to your View Screens or using it on fil­ters (using JQL) or with add-ons. It's that simple!

For details about the con­fi­gu­ra­tion please refer to our docs.

Data Center compatibility

A bit over­due, we have to admit. But finally User Profiles for JIRA is now com­pa­ti­ble with JIRA Data Center! 🎊

New Field Type: Phone Number

Now there is a dedi­ca­ted Phone Number Field for User Profiles that sup­ports Click-to-Call. That means, you can just click or tab on a phone num­ber and call it directly without nee­ding to copy & paste anything. This works par­ti­cu­larly well when added to the view issue screen to have easy access to the link. Of course it also works on your smart­phone, making dialing a breeze.


Find the add-on con­fi­gu­ra­tion more easily

In ear­lier ver­si­ons of User Profiles for JIRA, JIRA admins could find the add-on con­fi­gu­ra­tion under the sec­tion "User Management" in the Administration area. We recei­ved the feed­back that this was a little hard to find occa­sio­nally, so we lis­tened to your calls and moved the con­fi­gu­ra­tion  to the sec­tion "Add-ons" in the Administration area. Thanks for your feed­back so far!
Screenshot of the Administration area

User Profiles for JIRA is avail­able in the Atlassian Marketplace. To see a full list of sup­por­ted fea­tures you may want to have a look at the offi­cial docu­men­ta­tion.


22. Mai 2017

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