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Manage list of values in custom fields after creation



they asked me to provide a field on a Jira issue with following functionality:

1. being able to attach a business project to an issue

2. only 1 business project can be selected

3. not possible to add project on the fly by the issue creator

4. the list of projects is dynamic in the fact that once a year we should be able to change the list of possible values

5. (optional) an existing value can be changed.  This is optional because this will not happen a lot and we have work arounds with bulk change for this


After capturing this request, I was thinking about a custom field with the select list (single choice) option.  But trying this, I do not find the possibility to meet the 4th requirement in my list.  I did not found any place where you can adjust the possible values of an existing custom field.


Do I miss something, or is this just not possible.



PS: it is for an on premise solution with version 8.2.1


Thanks in advance


Jan Verstuyft

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Hello Jan,

Thank you for reaching out.

Actually,  you can change the options added to your Select list custom field by following the steps below:

1 - Navigate to JIRA Settings > Issues > Custom Fields > Find the select list and click on Configure:

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2 - Click on Edit options:

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Let me know if this information helps.

Thanks a lot.


This was what I needed.  And even better then I thought.  You can update a value.





You are welcome, Jan.

Have a nice day!

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