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Can we add an assignee section to an existing software project in jira?


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G subramanyam Community Leader Apr 26, 2022

Hi @Zehra Naz Üstünbaş welcome to the Atlassian community.

From your query, I assume you would like to add or create a assignee field? If yes, then proceed with these steps.

Alternatively, if you just wanted to know if their is an assignee field in the Jira software, then "Yes". It is an inbuilt field.

As @Jack Brickey specified, your query is incomplete to provide an answer or direction.

How do I need to create a custom field?

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G subramanyam Community Leader Apr 26, 2022

Hi @Zehra Naz Üstünbaş  you may need to focus on your Jira software type: company managed or team managed.

Please follow these steps:

Create a new custom field:

  1. Select > Issues.

  2. Under FIELDS, select Custom fields.

  3. Click Create custom field. Make sure to select All to view the available field options.

  4. Select the type of field you want to create and click Next. See a list and descriptions for the available custom field types in company-managed projects.

  5. Add the details for your field.

    The name you select appears as the custom field's title wherever the field appears. The description appears below the field when creating and editing issues, but not when browsing issues.

  6. When you have entered the field details, select Create.

  7. Add the new custom field to one or multiple screens by ticking the corresponding box and click Update.


In addition to the above, this will come handy "Configure field layout in the issue view".

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Jack Brickey Community Leader Apr 26, 2022

Hi @Zehra Naz Üstünbaş , what do you mean by adding an assignee section. Are you on cloud, server or data center? Maybe you can provide a doc reference or screenshot etc?

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