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How can we add dynamic field in Jira screen?

Hi Experts,
Is there any way to add dynamic dropdown menu in Jira Screen?

For an example if I select country from dropdown menu another dorpdown menu will appear which populated with states of the country.

Thanks in advance


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nic Community Leader Jun 10, 2014

Have you tried adding a "cascading select list" custom field?

Hi Nic,

Thanks for your answer.

Could you please little bit explain how to add cascading select list?

Best Regards,


nic Community Leader Jun 10, 2014

Admin -> Custom fields -> Add custom field -> Select cascading select, give it a name and context etc -> add it to screens. Then go back in and use the "configure" link to add the options and cascaded options.

Hi Nic,

Thanks for your answer.

Then how can I add another custom field "States" which will be automatically poplulated with the stated whenever I select a country. For an instance if I select USA then 2nd dropdown window will polulated with USA states.



nic Community Leader Jun 10, 2014

I'm sorry, but that's the same question, with the same answer. Add a cascading select custom field - that's exactly what they are for.

Hi Nic,
Thanks for your reply.

Is it possible if I select any country another field will be appeared to enter data?

Thanks for your great support.



nic Community Leader Jun 10, 2014

I have no idea why you keep asking. You've got an answer. Try it. You'll find it does the job.

Hi Nic,

Thanks for your support.



@nic @Mahmudul Anam

Adding to this Question: 

Cascading Field is limited to one parent value and a corresponding child value. 

Is it possible to make this cascaded field a dynamic field? That is, the user determines the number of times this cascaded question appears on the screen. 

For example, Adam has 5 fruits - 3 oranges and 2 apples, Each of this fruit has a set predetermined problem. 

Cascaded Custom Field Question:

How many fruits do you have and specify the problem?

1. Parent Answer = Orange, Cascaded Child Answer = Too Ripe 

I want JIRA to give the user the ability to answer the same question how many ever times to reflect all answers.

Given there are 5 fruits, the user should be able to populate the question five times and provide answer 5 times. 

In the end, 

1. orange, Too Ripe

2. orange, Color has Faded

3. orange, perfect fruit

4. Apple, Color has faded

4. Apple, perfect Fruit


Thank you for helping and I hope my question is clear. 

nic Community Leader Mar 06, 2018

You can't - a field is a field, not a variable length array of fields.  You'd need to add five sets of cascading selects for this, separately, and allowing for some/all of them to be left blank

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