Can we create a Jira Custom field that can be managed like versions/components?

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Good day!

Can we create a Jira Custom field that can be managed like versions/components?

Project admins should be able to manage,add/delete choice values of this custom field by having "manage" section like that of Version/Component fields.

Is that possible?

Thanks and regards,

Fazila

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Wonder if anyone would actually pay for a "user-managed select list" field... or would it be another of those things that people resent paying for because they think it should be in the core product (under the category of federated project admin, which it should).

Couldn't agree more. Even my administrators do this! But once created, you should optionally be allowed to delegate mgmt of values to any user that is project admin in all projects assoc'd with the relevant field context.

Indeed - there should be a field type that says "this is a project field, list of options to be managed by the project owners".

I'd shy away from allowing project owners to define their own though - a good chunk of my career has been "clean up the mess made by allowing PMs to add their own fields/workflows". I'm not complaining about the work, but I came across one site that had 80 separate start and end dates. They needed 3 pairs in total. That's an undeniable mess and makes it very clear you need some centralised control.

Come to think of it, nearly all my career has been "clean up the mess made by other people". Part of that I blame jira, it makes it easy to do the wrong thing often.

Yup - the options are great, there's no need to have Jira admins have to maintain the lists. But adding the core field is definitely a central thing. Hey. Pays the bills though :-)

I would be hesitating to add yet another plugin for such minute feature.

Anyway - use case described by Jamie is rational and with small impact/risk and I wonder, whether there is not such improvement requirement in JAC.

I think this is not possible.

Customfield Values will be added/deleted inside Jira Administration

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Nope, as C. Faysal says, it's not possible. You'll need to write or find custom fields that support this sort of thing. I'm not actually aware of any in the marketplace, which is a little surprising as I can see the use for them.

I was hoping that profields supports this. But I guess not :(

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