I want to create custom fields on Jira Project but I am not finding the option but everywhere people just telling me to create the custom fields on Issue only.
So, Is there a way to create the custom field on Project in Jira and later could I also access this custom field using Jira Api?
Kindly help ASAP.
Hi @RishabhT ,
Jira doesn't support project custom fields out of the box, but you can install Profields for Jira cloud and get that use case covered quite neatly.
Their cloud functionality is not as comprehensive in Cloud as it is in Server, but you'll get your custom fields and I think also the ability to query for them.
Thank you @Capi _resolution_ ;)
I'm part of DEISER's team, editor of Profields- Jira Project Tracking.
As Capi mentioned, thanks to Profields you are able to create custom fields on your projects but also search and filter your projects which helps you to manage your entire portfolio.
Do not hesitate to reach me on my email address firstname.lastname@example.org if you want more details depending on your specific use case.
@RishabhT - Let me try to explain. The hierarchy in JIRA is
JIRA Project's Issuetypes
To have an custom field for an issue type,
First a jira-administrator should create the field at the JIRA instance level, only after which it can be associated with the project (all issue types in the project) or any one specific issue type in the project.
You cannot create custom field on project. Your custom fields are system wide and require the Jira Administrator permission to be created.
After creating it, you can constrain it to a single project. However, note that at anytime, another admin can make it accessible to other projects.
You CANNOT create a custom field for just one project.
You as a JIRA Administrator (not project administrator) can create a custom field that will be accessible to all projects on the instance. The difference is as the admin, you can constrain this to your project BUT as I mentioned it can be enabled again by any other JIRA Administrator and will be accessible on other projects.
Can you check again you are a JIRA administrator? See also @Nic Brough _Adaptavist_ reply as well as this ties to what I meant.
I think this is a bit of a confused conversation.
There are two types of "custom field" being discussed to my mind: