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Hi I am working in Ford. I wanted to know if I could create a new field in a project

eg : I need to differentiate my issues between Hardware, Software and calibration. So I need a multi selectable field when I create an issue.


Is this already available? I don't want to use the existing Issue type and component field as I am already using it for other things

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Hi Reshma,

Jira comes with a few different kinds of custom field you can create. Have a look at the documentation to start with: Adding a custom field

It is necessary for you to be a Jira administrator and as just creating a custom field is not enough and you will have to associate it with different configuration items like screens. But long story short you can add a Select List (multiple choices) custom field and configure it according to your needs for a specific project without a problem.

Best, Max

Edit, some further reading might be helpful as well to understand the structure and relations of the different schemes in Jira so I suggest having a look at the first picture here. It helped me a lot and many others as well I guess ;) Project screens, schemes and fields


You can create custom field of type Select List (multiple choices). It is done in Jira administration -> Issues -> Custom fields.

Thank you for your reply. Whom should I contact to get the JIRA administrator rights? 

I suppose you should ask your Jira admins to add this field.

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