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Configuring Generic Task Server

CLion supports integration with many task trackers out of the box. However, if you use a tracker that CLion does not support yet, you can still integrate it configuring a so called generic server.

This tutorial describes how to:

  • Connect to JIRA Cloud as a generic server
  • Obtain the list of issues assigned to you
  • For each issue, get its ID, title, description, date and time when the issue was created and updated

1. Specify server URL and credentials

  1. Navigate to File | Settings | Tools | Tasks | Servers.
  2. Click /help/img/idea/2017.3/new.png and select Generic.
  3. On the General tab, specify the URL of your task tracker, connection credentials and select the Use HTTP authentication checkbox.
    /help/img/idea/2017.3/tutorial_generic_general_tab.png

2. Configure server settings

  1. Switch to the Server Configuration tab.
  2. In the Tasks List URL, enter the URL for obtaining issues from the server. You can use variables or enter the full URL:
    {serverUrl}/rest/api/2/search or https://serverurl.atlassian.net/rest/api/2/search
  3. Add the ?jql={JQL_Query} expression to your task list URL: {serverUrl}/rest/api/2/search?jql={JQL_Query}.
    /help/img/idea/2017.3/tutorial_generic_task_list_url.png
  4. Click Manage Template Variables at the bottom of the window to configure the JQL_Query variable.
  5. Click /help/img/idea/2017.3/new.png in the top right-hand corner.
  6. In the new filed, specify variable name (JQL_Query), and add its value (assignee = currentUser() and resolution = Unresolved).
    This will let you obtain unresolved issues assigned to you.
  7. Click OK.
    /help/img/idea/2017.3/tutorial_generic_template_variables.png

3. Configure response type and specify selectors

  1. In the Server Configuration window, select the JSON response type.
  2. Specify selectors in the table to get IDs and titles of issues, and to obtain their description. You can also learn date and time when issues were created and updated:
    • tasks: $.issues
    • id: key
    • summary: field.summary
    • description: field.description
    • updated: field.updated
    • created: field.created
  3. Click Test to make sure all parameters are configured correctly.
    /help/img/idea/2017.3/tutorial_generic_configuration_selectors.png

4. Upload issues from server

  1. Click the tasks combo and select Open Task. CLion will load from the server all issues that match your configuration.
    /help/img/idea/2017.3/tutorial_generic_open_task_combo.png
  2. Select the necessary issue from the list.
  3. Press Ctrl+Q to open issue description and make sure all required details are obtained.
    /help/img/idea/2017.3/tutorial_generic_open_task.png
Last modified: 24 October 2017

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