Can A Required Custom Field Be Made Optional For A Specific Project?

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March 14, 2024

I'm working on setting up an integration between Jira Cloud and Tenable IO. I run a script that creates a project in Jira and populate the project with findings from Tenable. When running the script, i get the error below. I see that in Jira, the Business Unit field is a required field, but I don't know how to make it optional for this specific project without changing the field globally for all of the screens/projects it is linked to.


restfly.errors.BadRequestError ERROR [400: POST] body=b'{"errorMessages":["Business Unit: Business Unit is required."],"errors":{}}'

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Mikael Sandberg
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March 14, 2024

Hi @Glenn_Merritt,

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You would have to create a new field configuration scheme that is specific for the project in question. I would start by copying the existing one and then just go in and change the field to be optional instead, and then assign the scheme to the project. You can learn more about field configurations here

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