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Multi level cascade field

Hi all!

Cascade custom field in Jira can provide only Parent-Child related dropdown list.

How can I make a Grandparent-Parent-Child dropdowns, like:


Thanks in advance!

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John Funk Community Leader Nov 17, 2020

Hi Timur,

We use ProForma Forms add-on to be able to go to multiple level like that. But if you have a lot of values that might be a little tougher. But you should be able to do it. 

Hi John,

Thanks for your reply. Yes, I've already send a request for ProForma Lite version, because it is free)). But where can I find manuals or instructions to use it? Will be enough for understanding how to use it?


And could you show some template for this please?

Because I could not create such a multi level cascade in demo

John Funk Community Leader Nov 17, 2020

I am working on an example for you. But I will need a little time. 
Basically, you create a field, such as Country and add some values to it (dropdown type field).

Then you add a section and make it conditional for the value you put in the country. 

Then add another field of dropdown type with just the regions for that particular country.

Add another section conditional for the region and then a dropdown field under that for the cities in that particular region.

Then you have to repeat that for every combination. It's a bit of work if you have several values in each field. And maybe even undoable if you have dozens of values. 

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John Funk Community Leader Nov 19, 2020

This an example of what it could look like:


In the ProForma setup, it would look like this:


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Dear John,


Thank you so much for the example you drafted for me, I really appreciate it.

Will try to do this in our Jira cloud.

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Hi @Timur Normuminov 

Spot on to John for his approach.  If you need a second pair of eyes on your design, just reach out to us and we can work with you further.  I'm from ProForma and happy to assist as you need.  Just reach out to contact us

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Jira doesn't have anything deeper than the cascading select.

You will need to look to multi-level-cascading select apps.  However, I do not think there are any for Cloud yet.

Exactly. I did not think that this simple functionality is so hard to include it in Jira cloud...

It's not as easy as it sounds.  The underlying core data structure in Jira does not quite support it and the ability to do that was not seen as important enough by Atlassian.   Hence others have gone and created (server) apps to do it.  There's a couple of requests for it to be built into Cloud, but they're really not seeing a lot of votes or attention.

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We have scoured the ends of the earth for a four-level cascade (or even three level) that works in Cloud. We build cars, so Year / Make / Model is an extremely common use case. We will pay handsomely for an app that allows 3+ cascade in Jira Cloud on the CREATE SCREEN.

John Funk Community Leader May 18, 2021

Give ProForma Forms a try

Thanks. We use ProForma extensively. Unfortunately, ProForma in Cloud doesn't yet support regular (2-level) cascade. There's a way to sort of do it with hide/show, but it's untenable if there are 1,000s of options.

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