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Feature Request - Change description in Jira back links

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#1 richftw



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Posted 07 May 2014 - 07:35 AM

Currently when we commit a change that's linked to a Jira case Swarm's Jira module will automatically create links in Jira back to the Swarm change for us.

When Swarm's Jira module sends the links to Jira it sends them with message "Commit 12345" (Where 12345 is the change number).

This is useful but it means if we have multiple commits against the same Jira case we have several links back to Swarm commits without much context for telling which commit contains which changes.

E.g., On our Jira case the Issue Links back to Swarm look like this:
Commit 12345
Commit 12346

We would like for the links back to Swarm for commits to include the changelist description (or some portion of it) which would let us differentiate between multiple commits on the same Jira case without needing to open every one to find the commit we want.

E.g., We'd like the Issue Links in Jira to look like this
Commit 12345 - Adding widget handler to the sprocket detector
Commit 12346 - Fixing issue with left handed widget processing where the...

The value for us here is that it saves us time (not having to open all the commits to find the one we want) and it would also add valuable info to our Jira cases by letting us get an overview on what work has actually been done for a case.

#2 P4Geoff


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Posted 07 May 2014 - 03:45 PM

This seems an excellent idea.

It appears we can pass along a 'summary' when making/updating the link so I imagine it should be quite possible to modify the system as you've suggested.

I will file a feature request for this and dig into it a bit more.

#3 Tom Cramer

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Posted 13 May 2014 - 08:38 PM

Would appreciate seeing more here as well.  The team is really enjoying the Jira integration overall, but we have had a few Jira issues that have a ton of random Commit messages.  A breif summary next to the changelist number would help us here too.

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Posted 20 May 2014 - 05:49 PM


Thanks for also casting your vote. We're actually meeting in a few minutes to discuss enhancements we want to make to our JIRA integration and I'll be sure to advocate for exposing the description.

We've adjusted our workflow internally a bit of late and have been finding the lack of descriptions painful ourselves as well so our pain plus your pain should certainly push up an enhancement.

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Posted 05 June 2014 - 06:30 PM

Just as an update; I've checked in an improvement to our JIRA module so it now includes 80 characters of the review/change description in the JIRA links.

This will ship with our next Swarm release.

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