Jira dates sources

Did you know that you can create calendar events based on Jira fields?

First, you would have to open a calendar configuration. Then, switch to Event Sources tab and select Jira dates as the event source to be added to the calendar.

The Jira dates source can be configured based either on a single date(-time) picker, or on a range of two date(-time) pickers. One Jira dates source can contain multiple single date(-time) pickers and multiple ranges of date(-time) pickers. Although, for your convenience, it is recommended to use only one single date(-time) picker or only one range of date(-time) pickers.

Once the source is added, provide a name and select its color.

 

Filter by

Then, select the criteria to filter Jira data by, Project, Jira filter, or Source JQL.

If Project criteria are selected a user can also add a JQL to filter the data even further.

If Jira filter criteria are selected a user can pick one from the existing Jira filters, including standard Jira filters such as “My open issues“, “Reported by me“, “All issues“, etc., and favorite filters the current user has access to.

Also, a user can filter Jira data by added JQL, using the criteria Source JQL.

Single Date or Date Range

Next, a user can select a single date(-time) picker or a range of two date(-time) pickers. The available fields will be shown as suggestions, in a drop-down menu.

Start typing to find the required field.

Similarly, a user can select two fields as a date range.

 

Issue fields

In Issue fields section, a user can configure the fields he or she wants to see on the information dialog or event block.

The Information dialog is the dialog that opens, once you click on the event.

The event block is the event itself as it is shown on a calendar.

  • “i“ stands for information dialog display

  • “e“ stands for event block display

To add a field to Issue fields simply click on the section and start typing the name of the field.

By default, both checkboxes “i“ and “e“ of the added field are ticked. Untick one if necessary.

The issue fields configured for the information dialog display will be shown on the "Create Event" and "Edit Event" dialogs. Untick the "i" checkbox next to the field that you prefer not to appear on the dialogs.

Please make sure to add required fields to Issue Fields.

 

Default event summary

In addition, you can configure a default event summary for the events that are based on the Jira dates source as the source name.