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
I have multiple projects that use variations of the same base workflow. The variations depend on the requirements of the project or issue type. The variations mostly come in the form of new statuses ...
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