How do I create a default entry for the description field specific to a project?

This worked in JIRA 4.1.1, but not after upgrading to JIRA 5.2.10. In 4.1.1, I would go to the field configuration of a specific project. Within it, I would go to the Description field, click on edit, and type my java script. Then, whenever a new issue is created in this specific project, a default text would appear within the description box.

However, this is no longer working in JIRA 5.2.10. Any suggestions? Keep in mind, I want the description field to be populated with default text only for a particular project, not all projects. Thanks.

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He need it in the specific project so it need to be in the field configuration of all the issue type wanted for that project, its easier that way.

yes i know that, we need to add condition, that can be done!!

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Hello, in your specific field configuration just put this and it will work with jira 5.2

<script type="text/javascript">

AJS.$("#description").val("default value");

</script>

Thanks. This works exactly like I need it to.

Hi, this sounds like something I need too.

I have JIRA 6.4.12. 

I don't understand what to do with that piece of code. Can you help me?

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try with this script by adding it in announcement banner for testing purpose

<script type="text/javascript">
function addDefaultValue() {
//need to add condition here
AJS.$("#description").val("default value"); } (function($) { AJS.toInit(function(){ // init on load addDefaultValue() }); JIRA.bind(JIRA.Events.NEW_CONTENT_ADDED, function (e, context) { // init on refresh addDefaultValue() }); })(AJS.$); </script>

i suggest to load it as webresource module in plugin, check this

https://answers.atlassian.com/questions/47843/strange-javascript-problem-in-create-screen

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Hi guys,

There is Default Values plugin available for JIRA. It allows to define default value for description and number of other fields (per project and issue type): 

https://marketplace.atlassian.com/plugins/com.gebsun.plugins.jira.defaultvalues

Regards,

Gebsun

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