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Field Types: Are there plans for multiple labels, dependent dropdowns, or other field types?

J P May 13, 2022

Are there plans to allow creation of multiple "labels" fields?

CONTEXT (I will start this as a separate discussion thread though!). We have started proof-of-concepting JPD by having all our product teams in the same single JPD space. One of our challenges is a combination of field type availability +/- making JPD a company-managed project type... It's AWESOME to utilize the flexibility and insight of JPD across all our teams, BUT we also can't figure out how to have certain fields that would be unique to different product groups without having WAY too many fields in JPD.

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Tanguy Crusson
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May 16, 2022

Hi @J P - you're right, JPD doesn't support company-managed yet, and you can't yet share field definition between projects, which creates complications. 

There are a few things we have planned, but most of them are further out as they require underlying Jira platform changes. 

  • The first thing we'll do is to let you create a project based on another one (copy all field definitions, views, etc.). The main limitation with this approach is that any change you make you'll need to make in all projects
  • After that we'll add a way to share fields between projects (which should answer most of the problems)
  • And finally we are looking into supporting company-managed, but that's much further out. 

In the meantime you have 2 options: 

As for creating multiple labels field: you can create multiple "multi-select" fields which let you do the same thing as a labels field (with the added benefit that label names can contain spaces, but the limitation that not everyone can create a new label - only people who can manage fields for the project. 

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