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How do I set a default value for a custom field?


I want to set a default value for my Text fiel (Multi-line) which should be a short sentence. How can I do it?

Thanks in advance!


3 answers

Hey Sibylla!

Just head to the configuration of the custom field (System -> Issues -> Custom fields):


Then click on Edit default value:


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Joe Pitt Community Leader Oct 18, 2018

@Sibylla Heckmann beware about setting default values. I've found about half the users will never update or even look at a field that already has a value in it. 


Jira settings > Issues. In the Fields section, click Custom Fields. Find the custom field you want to configure and click include > Configure. And "edit default value" button.



Can you advise on a way to "de-select" the option.  I set it before, but now I want to remove the default and keep it blank

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