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
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.
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
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