How can we customize a custom field of selection entries for different projects?


Is it possible to have a different selection entries of a custom field for different projects?

For example, a unique custom field called "Dev Manager" that has a list of people.

Project A:

Dev Manager: 

Selection list of : A, B, C

Project B:

Dev Manager:

Selection list of: X, Y, Z

Currently, all of the projects that use this custom field seem to have the same selection entries.  We want to avoid creating a duplicate custom field of "Dev Manager".

Thank you for your help.



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You can give fields different "contexts" in the configuration setting for them in the custom field list.  You can add several configurations by groups of projects or issue types (but there's a bit of a flaw in that you can't do both)

Hi Nic,

Thank you for your tips. I am not sure if I understand what you mean by different contexts and limitation. What do you mean by groups of projects or issue types.

Could you be kindly explain the steps in with details?




Go to the list of custom fields, find the field, click configure.

You can add contexts to it with different lists of values for different projects OR different issue types.

Do we have to create a different scheme for each project in order to customize the list of entries for each of project?

No, it's not schemes.  It is contexts (schemes have another different meaning, do not mix them up with contexts)

You can create several contexts each with one or many projects in them.

I think I got it now. 

Thank you so much for your help! really appreciate it.




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