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Custom Currency Field

Is there is nothing in the base product that permits creating a custom currency field; i.e., a numeric field with $ or £ or S/, etc. ?  I see some add-ons, but just want to confirm that I'm not missing something.  I've searched the documentation library, but didn't see any references to currencies.


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There's nothing to stop you creating a custom field with a currency in its name.  But Jira will handle it like any other number field.

OK, that's what I thought based on my research.  I was hoping I was missing how to add the currency sign to the numeric value.  Thanks @Nic Brough _Adaptavist_.

Me too. I would have liked to add a field with a prefix of £ (without having to do any fancy coding!)

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Best you can do (without writing an app) is to name the field appropriately - e.g. instead of "Cost", name it "Cost £"

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Hi Nic - Thanks! I've updated my field...and gone one better. I've added a £ sign as the default value for this field so that I just have to add the figures now!

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Hi @Elizabeth Smith 

Could you please show me how did you do?

Hi @Mandia - directions below

If you're reading this thread and disappointed at this limitation too, please vote for the suggestion here -

This is how I did it. I'm not a Jira expert but it worked for me!

Go to Jira Settings, then Issues, then Fields or Custom Fields 

Scroll down to the field you want to change

Click on the three dots on the right of the title

Click on Configure

The Configure Custom Field screen will be displayed.

Click on Edit Default Value and the Set Custom Field Defaults screen will be displayed.

Add the £ (or whatever default you want) and click on Set Default

And that's it - hope that helps you!

Hi @Elizabeth Smith 

Thanks for reply to me! But I did the same change, it doesn't work for me. Did I miss something?1.PNG

Hi @Mandia - I suspect it's because the field you've set up is a Number field rather than a Text field. If you don't rely on the numbers being validated elsewhere you can just change the field to Text and then it will work. If you DO rely on the validation in that field (e.g. if you are exporting the values and they MUST be numbers only) then you may have a problem...

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