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Here you will find all the posts related to my work done on Atlassian tools. As of 2017 I have been working primarily as Atlassian consultant where I help companies in rolling out Atlassian tools like Jira, Jira Service Desk and Jira Software. I am loving this work as I get to work with many companies and travel a lot. Currently I live in London but I am from Delhi originally. I self taught myself to work on Jira and I gained expertise on it after doing several implementations. I also wrote couple of books, the latest one is Mastering JIRA 7 which is quite popular. Enjoy the posts, have fun :)

When to use field configuration schemes and workflow validators in Jira? #JiraTips

Submitted by ravisagar on Fri, 07/26/2019 - 08:03

In Jira you can create multiple custom fields of various types where you want to store crucial information related to you project. To avoid people from skipping those fields you can use a field permission scheme in Jira, its main job is to make a field required or hidden in the project.

Now making a field required makes sense but why would you hide a field using field permission scheme? Why can't we just not add the field?

How to give read only access to a project? #JiraTips

Submitted by ravisagar on Fri, 06/28/2019 - 07:51

Very common question people ask, how do we give someone just the read only access to the project. It is actually very simple there is a Browse Project permission. Just modify the project permission scheme and assign this permission to ideally a Project Role like management and let individual project administrators manage people who then want to add in their project for just viewing the data and nothing else.

Simple trick isn't it?

Do this when you do CSV import #JiraTips

Submitted by ravisagar on Wed, 06/26/2019 - 07:40

Many years ago when I learned Jira I made lot of mistakes when using the CSV import to migrate issues to Jira. It is a great utility in Jira but it takes time to do proper mapping of fields and process the data in Excel. Even after testing everything on a test project in a test instance I used to still miss something in the CSV. I even wrote macros to process the sheet but still it never always worked perfectly.

So to revert the incorrect import I had to delete or modify those issues and to do that I had to find them using JQL first.

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