Configuring the "System Default Field Configuration" scheme


By default, the "Default Field Configuration" is attached to the "System Default Field Configuration" on new projects in JIRA.

However, this means all Issue Types on any project using the above set up will share the same Field Configuration.

Without having to create a new "Custom Field Configuration Scheme", is there any way of editing the "System Default Field Configuration" so that certain Issue Types can point to another Field Configuration other than the "Default Field Configuration"

Hope that makes sense. Thanks in advance.


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Rachel Wright Community Champion Sep 01, 2017

Hi Gary, if I'm understanding your question correctly, that's what Field Configuration Schemes are for.  You can use a Field Configuration Schemes to point some issue types to a specific Field Configuration and other issue types to a different Field Configuration, within a certain project.

Use Case:

In the project called "Development" I want the custom field "Environment" required when the issue type is "Bug."  In the project called "Support", I want the "Environment" field to be optional when the issue type is "Bug."

Yes, you can edit the settings of the default configuration(s), but if you only have one, it will impact how fields are treated for all issues.

Is that what you mean?

There's more on Field Configuration Schemes here: and on Field Configurations here:

Hope this helps,

Rachel Wright

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