Custom field does not use default value when project is switched on create issue screen

I have a customfield with 2 contexts.

When creating an issue in the popup window, if I change the project, the default value for the customfield that correspond to that project according to the context is not show (shows None). I have to close the popup and open again to see the default value show up correctly.

This is Jira 5.2.

Is this a known bug and has it been fixed in any version?

Thanks in advance,

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Eddie Webb Community Champion Aug 14, 2013

I am not aware, nor could find any open bug. You may want to create one at

A workaround is to pre-populate the project on the create screen with a link that includes ?pid=XXXX

I second this issue. The create issue pop-up will load with pre-configured defaults for whatever project you are currently in. If you change the project in the dropdown, it will not switch to the defaults set to that project. This leaves the user to have to clear the fields manually and then input the data from memory.

Hello Adolfo, did you by chance create a ticket for this? I have run into the same issue and wanted to be sure I did not submit a duplicate ticket. Thanks!

As far as I remember this is still a known bug in 6.X and there is an issue opened (don't have the url at hand now).

Just for info. This bug has been reported to Atlassian here:

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