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How to hide the Summary field in a specific Field Configuration.

I'll preface this by saying we do not have ScriptRunner(despite our wishes)

We are trying to hide the summary field in a specific screen, since we'll be using a plugin to fill with the concatenation of other fields.

On the create screen however, we used a JS script in the field configuration to fill it with a standard value, so as to not be empty. 

This is the script we have on the Field Configuration Summary Description:

<script type="text/javascript">
if (document.getElementById("summary").value == "") {
document.getElementById("summary").value = "Do not Edit";}


 Now we are trying to hide it.  Any help in that regard.

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Fadoua Community Leader Oct 21, 2019


Not sure why you are trying to remove Summary Field however it is a required Jira system Field.

I don't think it can be removed.



I just want to hide it.


I have a post-function to populate it with data from other fields after creation, and the JS will pre-populate it with a standard value, I just need that the users do not see it.

In My Server instance, I was able to remove the summary from the issue screen view

Then ist is also removed in the edit isssue screen.

But it is still visible in the browser.



Fadoua Community Leader Oct 22, 2019

@Alexander Pappert  It is the reason I said you won't be able to remove it.

I found some very old posts, even though I am not sure why you want to remove the field when it is one of the core fields on issues.



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