When I type something into the Fix Version field in JIRA that is not a valid version, JIRA doesn't give any indication and simply creates a new version. Previously, the only way to create a new version was from the Project Administration / Manage Versions area.
Is there a way to disable this "on-the-fly" creation functionality and make JIRA reject invalid text in the Fix Version field? The problem is we create a new version about every 3-4 months but type into the Fix Version field many times a day. Often, someone misspells the version name or types the wrong text into it thinking it is a different field. This causes a bunch of work to now discover and delete the invalid version(s) that JIRA auto-created. We already have the permission set as selectively as possible and this is still a problem. Thanks!
I just played around a little more and discovered this is a bigger problem than just Fix Version. This same issue affects the Component and Affects Version fields.
> Previously, the only way to create a new version was from the Project Administration / Manage Versions area.
I guess that before you (or your colleagues) were not listed under project admin role. Only project admins can create inline versions and components.
It appears Atlassian calls this "on-the-fly" creation. It took me a lot of searching to find this out. I also found another question about this from the perspective of components:
There is also a ticket to disable this error-prone functionality.
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