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    Watcher Custom Field

    Watcher Custom Field

    Watcher Custom Field

    Update watchers on issue create/edit

    Search for watchers

    Use throughout Jira

    Ability to add and edit watchers when creating and editing an issue.

    Can search for watchers from the issue navigator.

    Can be used in permission schemes, issue security schemes, workflows, etc.

    More details

    This plugin adds a custom field type that allows watchers to be modified on issue creation/modification. It interfaces with the existing watchers mechanism.

    Only users that have the "Manage Watcher List" permission have access to this field. If a user does not have permissions, they will only see the message "You do not have permission to manage the watcher list." with a list of the current watchers.

    Can be used to search for watchers or anywhere else a custom user field can be used (issue security, project roles, permissions/notification scheme, etc).

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    by Bernd W Neumann on 2017-07-11
    Hi! Who can be a watcher? Anyone? Or does (s)he have to be a member of a certain group? Kind regards Bernd
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    Ray Barham

    Hi Bernd,

    It's dependent on project permissions. The concept of "watcher" is built into JIRA and my plugin interfaces with that functionality. For more information on JIRA watchers, checkout the Watching and Voting on an Issue guide.

    Kind Regards,

    -Ray

    by ChungKyu Lee on 2017-04-28
    When I press enter key in watcher filed, the full name change to user name. I want to not change like reporter field. How can I solve? Thank you.
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    Ray Barham

    Hello,

    Well, if I'm understanding you correctly, the only way to change it would be to change it for all fields that use the multi-user velocity template. The plugin uses this default template. I believe the file is "atlassian-jira/WEB-INF/classes/templates/plugins/fields/edit/edit-multiuser.vm". For more info on templates, see JIRA templates and JSPs page. Good luck. Feel free to send me an email if you have any further questions.

    -Ray

    by Sven Wenzel on 2017-01-10
    I have a problem if I cloning an issue. The watchers stay in the cloning issue.
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    Ray Barham

    Hi Sven, sorry to hear you're having problems. Can you elaborate?

    Are you expecting watchers to not be cloned? If so, this is a byproduct of using a custom field. By default in JIRA, watchers are not cloned. The custom field adds that ability. I can look into making that configurable, though.

    Are you not able to remove watchers from cloned issues? If not, consider updating to the latest version of the plugin. There was a mechanism introduced in JIRA 7 that caused this to happen but has been fixed in the latest release.

    Also, if you have any other problems, feel free to create a ticket on the plugins homepage, https://bitbucket.org/rbarham/jira-watcher-field-plugin.

    by Bulanov Maxim on 2016-09-27
    Thanks you Ray! This is great plugin! Could you add issue number to Sub-Tasks list?
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    Ray Barham

    Hey Bulanov,

    I'm glad you're liking my plugin! Thanks for using it.

    To answer your question, I don't see why not. You would probably need to edit a velocity template to do it, though. Actually, now that I think about it, I believe I did just that about 6 years back when I was a JIRA admin. Can't remember what I did, unfortunately.

    by Chander on 2016-09-06
    Hey Ray, I see that the plugin version compatible are from JIRA 7.0.0 to 7.1.9 and 7.1.0 to 7.2.1. Can we expect Compatible release of this plugin supporting 7.0.0 through 7.2.1 ? If we would like to Upgrade JIRA from 7.0.10 to 7.2.1
    0 out of 1 found this review helpful
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    Ray Barham

    Hey Chander,

    Sorry for just now responding. I didn't notice your review until now. Actually, yea, they are compatible. I just did a quick test to make sure. I must of selected the wrong dropdown when updating the plugin. I've fixed the issue. Thanks for bringing it to my attention.

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    by Kaviraj Kyatam on 2019-09-23
    Hi Ray, Very useful plugin. Do you have any plans to support this plugin for the Latest version of JIRA i.e 8.4.1? As of now this plugin version 2.7.1 is compatible up to JIRA 8.3.4. Looking for your positive reply. Thanks a lot. Best Regards, Kaviraj
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    by Vsevolod Shabad on 2019-09-20
    Really helpful plugin, really fast payless support! Thanks a lot to author for his passion and efforts!
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    by Susan Hauth on 2019-08-13
    Ray, we love this app and have been using for years. Question: Any possibility of a cloud version?
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    by Niel Flores on 2019-07-19
    Hello, for this plugin, any plan to support DC environment? If yes, when can we expect the release date? Thank you.
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    by anas ibrahim on 2019-01-11
    Hi Ray! It's Amazing plugins thank you very much i tested it on JIRA 7.12. but still i have a question if it compatible with JIRA 7.6.2 ? Regards, Anas,
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    Ray Barham

    Hi Anas,

    Thank you for the great review! I really appreciate it.

    The plugin is indeed compatible with Jira 7.6.2. Plugin version 2.6.16 should work with Jira version 7.0 -> 7.11. The marketplace should allow you to install the correct and latest version of the plugin for your Jira instance.

    Feel free to put in a ticket in my issue tracker if you have any problems.

    Kind regards,

    -Ray

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    by Bernd W Neumann on 2017-07-11
    Hi! Who can be a watcher? Anyone? Or does (s)he have to be a member of a certain group? Kind regards Bernd
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    Ray Barham

    Hi Bernd,

    It's dependent on project permissions. The concept of "watcher" is built into JIRA and my plugin interfaces with that functionality. For more information on JIRA watchers, checkout the Watching and Voting on an Issue guide.

    Kind Regards,

    -Ray

    by ChungKyu Lee on 2017-04-28
    When I press enter key in watcher filed, the full name change to user name. I want to not change like reporter field. How can I solve? Thank you.
    Was this review helpful?YesNo
    Ray Barham

    Hello,

    Well, if I'm understanding you correctly, the only way to change it would be to change it for all fields that use the multi-user velocity template. The plugin uses this default template. I believe the file is "atlassian-jira/WEB-INF/classes/templates/plugins/fields/edit/edit-multiuser.vm". For more info on templates, see JIRA templates and JSPs page. Good luck. Feel free to send me an email if you have any further questions.

    -Ray

    by Sven Wenzel on 2017-01-10
    I have a problem if I cloning an issue. The watchers stay in the cloning issue.
    0 out of 1 found this review helpful
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    Ray Barham

    Hi Sven, sorry to hear you're having problems. Can you elaborate?

    Are you expecting watchers to not be cloned? If so, this is a byproduct of using a custom field. By default in JIRA, watchers are not cloned. The custom field adds that ability. I can look into making that configurable, though.

    Are you not able to remove watchers from cloned issues? If not, consider updating to the latest version of the plugin. There was a mechanism introduced in JIRA 7 that caused this to happen but has been fixed in the latest release.

    Also, if you have any other problems, feel free to create a ticket on the plugins homepage, https://bitbucket.org/rbarham/jira-watcher-field-plugin.

    by Bulanov Maxim on 2016-09-27
    Thanks you Ray! This is great plugin! Could you add issue number to Sub-Tasks list?
    Was this review helpful?YesNo
    Ray Barham

    Hey Bulanov,

    I'm glad you're liking my plugin! Thanks for using it.

    To answer your question, I don't see why not. You would probably need to edit a velocity template to do it, though. Actually, now that I think about it, I believe I did just that about 6 years back when I was a JIRA admin. Can't remember what I did, unfortunately.

    by Chander on 2016-09-06
    Hey Ray, I see that the plugin version compatible are from JIRA 7.0.0 to 7.1.9 and 7.1.0 to 7.2.1. Can we expect Compatible release of this plugin supporting 7.0.0 through 7.2.1 ? If we would like to Upgrade JIRA from 7.0.10 to 7.2.1
    0 out of 1 found this review helpful
    Was this review helpful?YesNo
    Ray Barham

    Hey Chander,

    Sorry for just now responding. I didn't notice your review until now. Actually, yea, they are compatible. I just did a quick test to make sure. I must of selected the wrong dropdown when updating the plugin. I've fixed the issue. Thanks for bringing it to my attention.

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    Versions

    Version 2.8.1 Jira Server 8.4.0 - 8.5.1 Released 2019-09-26

    Summary

    Updated plugin to support Jira-8.4

    Details

    Updated Jira Watcher Field Plugin to support Jira-8.4.x.

    Installation

    1. Log into your Jira instance as an admin.
    2. Click the admin dropdown and choose Add-ons. The Manage add-ons screen loads.
    3. Click Find new apps or Find new add-ons from the left-hand side of the page.
    4. Locate Watcher Custom Field for Jira via search. Results include app versions compatible with your Jira instance.
    5. Click Install to download and install your app.
    6. You're all set! Click Close in the Installed and ready to go dialog.

    To find older Watcher Custom Field for Jira versions compatible with your instance, you can look through our version history page.

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