Adding user defined fields with JIRA

Hi, 

we are working on data migration from ALM to JIRA. we are having some defect fields in ALM which are not present in JIRA. I wish to know, can user able to add user defined (additional) fields in JIRA ?

Thanks,

Vijayabharathi

2 answers

1 vote
Tarun Sapra Community Champion Aug 07, 2017

Yes, ofcourse you can add user defined fields(called custom fields) in JIRA and define their types (Text field or select drop down or multi-select etc)

Please see the docs -https://confluence.atlassian.com/adminjiraserver071/adding-a-custom-field-802592519.html

Also, see how to configure a custom field -https://confluence.atlassian.com/adminjiraserver071/configuring-a-custom-field-802592532.html

Custom fields can be configured per project basis or even globally if you wish so.

You would need JIRA admin permissions to configure custom fields.

1 vote

Dear Vijayabharathi,

There are indeed user defined fields in JIRA that certain users can create. Namely; Custom Fields

JIRA lets you add custom fields in addition to the built-in fields. When creating a custom field, you can choose between Standard and Advanced types. For standard types, a preview image is shown for each type, so you can see what you are creating in advance. This ensures that you get the custom field you want, much faster. To configure search templates or add contexts to custom fields, use the Configure option on each custom field.

There are quite alot of types of Custom Field types to be created within JIRA if you want, and they can be used to store alot of different values that match with your process.

Here is documentation for Custom Fields

Friendly Regards,

Jeremy Mooiman

Suggest an answer

Log in or Sign up to answer
Atlassian Community Anniversary

Happy Anniversary, Atlassian Community!

This community is celebrating its one-year anniversary and Atlassian co-founder Mike Cannon-Brookes has all the feels.

Read more
Community showcase
Sarah Schuster
Posted Mar 28, 2018 in Jira Software

Can a company’s culture make or break agile adoption?

Can a new-to-agile team survive and thrive in a non-agile culture? If so, what advice would you give to those trying to be agile in a non-agile culture? What's the key(s) to success? Share your thoug...

13,176 views 15 13
Join discussion

Atlassian User Groups

Connect with like-minded Atlassian users at free events near you!

Find a group

Connect with like-minded Atlassian users at free events near you!

Find my local user group

Unfortunately there are no AUG chapters near you at the moment.

Start an AUG

You're one step closer to meeting fellow Atlassian users at your local meet up. Learn more about AUGs

Groups near you