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Custom filed drop down with colors- NO ADD ON PURCHASE Edited

KRC Sep 07, 2017


How do i set up a custom field called Type with drop-down options as Red, Green Yellow. if users select red, ticket shows "Type: Red" as text and background color of the text in red and if user selects option two green, then it should say green and text background as green?

I used this html , but dropdown shhows with colored background, but i need that value to displayed as needed. how can i achieve this?

<option value="1" style="background:red">Red</option>
<option value="2" style="background:yellow">Yellow</option>
<option value="3" style="background:green">Green</option>

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Bhushan Nagaraj Atlassian Team Sep 07, 2017


Please see image attached. You need to set each option with a span and class set to aui-lozenge aui-lozenge-success/error/current, etc. Notice the single quotes and not double quotes.


For future reference, the Atlassian Design Guidelines (ADG) documentation is available at



KRC Sep 08, 2017

Thank you for sharing your knowledge.

KRC Sep 08, 2017

Is there a similar way to make custom date field stand out on the ticket by making it bold or adding color or something?

Rajat Sethi Jun 04, 2018

Thanks Bhushan!! This was really helpful. 

Bhushan Nagaraj Atlassian Team Jun 05, 2018

You are welcome @Rajat Sethi :)

Daniel Obst Oct 19, 2018

Does this work for Cloud Versions?

Bhushan Nagaraj Atlassian Team Oct 21, 2018

@Daniel Obst no I have not tested this in Cloud and this may not work in Cloud. 

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