Adding Custom Field to Issue Summary
On the View Issue page some of the issue's details are displayed in the top-left corner. With some minor customisation it is possible to display a custom field there as well. To do this please add the following code to the
includes/panels/issue/view_details.jsp file found under the JIRA web application:
Note, that the
<id> in the above code needs to be replaced with the valid numeric id of the custom field you wish to display. For example, 'customfield_10000'.
On newer editions of JIRA (3.7+), view_details.jsp is no longer used and has been supplanted by velocity templates. The file you'll want to modify will be: WEB-INF/classes/templates/jira/issue/summary/issuesummary.vm. The syntax for the changes will be different from above. You can see a community contributed example on our forums here.