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How do I set up a reviewer field on a task/bug

I want to add Reviewer as a field to tasks and bugs, and I want the person assigned as reviewer to become a watcher of the item so they receive notifications.

I found a Reviewer field on one of the configuration screens in Jira, but I wasn't able to add it to my issue screens. So I created a custom field just for the time being. But prefer it to be a standard Reviewer field rather than custom so the notifications will work as they should.

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Hi Diane,

What you need to do is to update the notification schema or create a new one.  I suggest you create a new one so that other projects are not affected and use the new custom field.  

How to setup a notification scheme Link: 

The next steps is to assign an event such as "issue updated" and add the new user customfield Reviewer. You can add them to any other event.  

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Safe approach is to have a custom field with user list. Also make sure it is specific to a project and associated Screen Schemes and add the above notification.


Having common settings will pose many challenges in long run when you have so many projects and so many customizations.

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