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Can we use existing custom fields (from Jira Software) in Jira Product Discovery?


We have a custom field in our Jira Software projects (Squad) which we use for a few different things.

I've also created a custom field in Jira Product Discovery called Squad but ideally, these should be the same. This causes some issues when we do automations (it shows two Squad fields).

If I look in the Custom fields section of Jira admin, it only shows the Jira Software Squad, not the Jira Product Discovery Squad.

I think this might be a next-gen vs. classic project issue... but not 100% sure.

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Hi @brent_johnson , Jira Product Discovery is built as a "team-managed" project in Jira (vs "company managed"). The main benefit of team-managed projects is you don't need to be a Jira administrator to create and manage fields. The drawback is it is currently not possible to share fields between team-managed projects. We've seen teams using Automation to keep field values in sync between shared fields and fields in a Jira Product Discovery project. It's definitely not ideal but that's the only way I can see it working today. We are working with the Jira platform team on this as it is a popular request.

Thanks for the update :) 

+1.  This is a problem for us.  Our field is "Component". The engineers use Company managed JIRA projects that have a common Component field, and then we, using JPD, have to manually maintain this same field.

+1. We are also using Company managed projects in Jira and have a few custom fields that we would like to have also in JPD (Dev team, Program Increment, ...) and automation is usually quite difficult for maintaining sync.

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