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how to set a custom field's default value (for Text Field (multi-line))



is it possible to provide a default value for a formattable multiline text field (custom field)?

When I try to add the default value, the format is not ok (only text remain)




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Hello, I found the solution

You can add Jira markup language to add format to the Default value and this also works in Bulk Edit of issues. I assume this will work also in Automation

See here for the markut definition:


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John Funk Community Leader Dec 23, 2021

Hi Vincent,

What have you tried so far? Exact steps. 


I create a custom field with format "Text Field (multi-line)"

In Field Configurations, te custom field is set to [Wiki Style Renderer]

==> when displayed, the custom field allows html formatting (bold, bullet lists, tables, etc)


Back in the custom field, I try to add a default value. Only unformatted text is possible. If I paste formatted text, the format is lost.

John Funk Community Leader Jan 12, 2022

So, yeah, it sounds like that it is not going to be possible with the default.

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