Fields added to screens

Why are fields added to screens?

Ativo Programs automatically adds some fields to screens for Jira projects used in Ativo Programs.

There is a limitation in the Jira API used by Ativo Programs. In order for a user to update information on a field, the field must be present on a screen. So as to ensure a user is able to update a field in Ativo, this field must be visible on screen.

Ativo Programs checks that the field is present on the screen, and adds it if not yet present.

Which fields are added to screens?

The Ativo Programs custom fields are added in a separate ‘Program’ tab.

For teams working Kanban, the Due date is added on the main tab (unless if it is already present in another tab).

For epics in scope of a program, the Story Points field is added on the main tab (unless if it is already present in another tab).

For teams estimating in Story Points, the Story Points field is added on the main tab (unless if it is already present in another tab).

When are these fields added?

The fields are added to related Jira projects when saving the teams or program configuration in Ativo programs.

In Ativo Programs, go to Settings > Teams and Settings > Program to update the teams and program configuration.

Which screens are updated?

Screens are updated for Jira projects used in Team and Program configurations.

Ativo Programs first checks the issue type screen schemes that are related to the project.

It then check the screen schemes that are related to the issue type screen schemes

Finally, it adds the fields to the screens that are related to the screen schemes.

Note: depending on the Jira configuration and shared use of issue type screen schemes, screen schemes and screens, this could mean that screens from Jira projects not being used inside Ativo Programs receive additional fields.

Can fields be added multiple times to the same screen?

Ativo Programs checks if the field is already present on a screen before adding it.

Note: version 2.5.0 includes a bug fix to also check other tabs on the screen for the presence of a field.

Related topics

Custom fields created by Ativo Programs.