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How Do I Add Fields to an Issue Type?

I have created a Request Type with and Issue Type of 'Change'.  I am wanting to add Fields.  When adding Fields, the selection window tells me:

Showing available fields from the linked issue type: Change

You can add fields to this issue type by editing the create screen for this project.

So my question is where is the create screen for me to add Fields to this Issue Type?

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I went bananas trying to figure this one out. Not only does the field have to be enabled in the screen scheme, but the field itself needs to be associated to right configuration scheme context.

This was in admin settings > issues > custom fields > [your field] ... > configure > edit configuration > select the applicable issue types

WINNER WINNER!!!  Thank you so much!

Second that "thank you" - I was ready to pull my hair out trying to figure this out!

Very helpful, thank you

You are my hero

Thanks for this!

Thank you - this worked on the first attempt .

Got lost at the > configure part...

Like John_Traner likes this

God, thanks dude.

Like pallavi chaudhari likes this

Thank you SO MUCH!!!

Thank you! I couldn't understand why two issue types, associated with the same screen and field configuration scheme displayed differently. One showed the custom field while the other did not.


God bless you,man

It's absurd 2.5 years later and someone is STILL looking for this answer. Someone is me. Thanks for this. 

Sam Spain I'm New Here May 09, 2022

Thank for you for the great answer.

I got lost at configure as well... did anyone found a solution ? maybe they have removed that option in newer version?

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You should go to the project settings and find the Screens menu. You will see screen schemes for issue types there. Choose the required screen scheme and enter the Edit mode. You will see there the Create screen.

Thanks Alexey,

We use the server version of JIRA. The process you described above should apply for the server version 7.3.3 as well right? If I still don't see "edit" mode, is this because I don't have the admin access? 

Like Jason Diaz likes this

I just did a migration from Server to the Cloud, and I was stuck on this part for a few hours. So frustrating BIG TIME! After seeing this message, it was much easier. I am guessing the wording is a little bit different for the Cloud version at the last steps. 

admin settings > issues > custom fields > [type your field that you want to add] > Click 3 dots > Context and default value > edit configuration > Then select the applicable issue types

Good Luck. :)

This is rather easy task. You should add field then add this field to newly created screen then add it to screen scheme and then associate it with Issue type and for the project. I'm struggling with doing the same thing for one issue but all projects. There is also Add new context option when you go to your custom field but you need to specyfic Issue Type and Project so that is no good for me. Any advice??

1. Find "Issues" under Administration

2. Select "Screen Schemes" from the left section of your screen (should be a sub-menu under Screens)

3. Locate the Screen Scheme that you want and then click "configure"

     Note: Make sure that your screen scheme is assigned to your issue type

4. You should be at "Configure Screen Scheme" page now. From here, instead of clicking on 'edit', click on the hyper link under the 'Screen' column.

5. Scroll to the bottom and locate the field that you want to add.


Let me know if this works for you. 

Hi Jeffrey,

Did you get an answer to this question?

I have exactly the same problem.  Where is the create screen?? How do you add Fields to an Issue Type?

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