As it stands I seem to have to add fields to the layout for each project I create because Jira doesn't include those I want from the screen scheme I've assigned to it.
(And why for me would 'story points' appear when that field isn't in the screen that the layout is derived from?)
Field layout has nothing to do with visibility. In screens you set fields, which must be visible. In a field layout you define some options for field like required, hidden, renderer. In field layouts all fields are present.
Or you are on Jira Cloud and you mean Issue Layout?
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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