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How to add a URL in the field description of the attachment field Edited


I would like to add a clickable URL in the description of the Attachment field
Here is what I get now (in this example I want the text to be "Click Here" and the URL to be :

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It is weird because this HTML code works in the Summary description...

Thanks & Regards,


4 answers

In short, you cant. The reason it works on fields like Summary is because they use a text renderer, while fields like Attachment doesnt use any renderer.

Atlassian believes that "Potentially any field within JIRA applications can be a renderable field, but this only really makes sense in the case of text-based fields and multi-select fields".

You can find a list of renderable fields here:

The only way you could accomplish what you want is by creating a JIRA plugin...but thats probalby not worth the hassle. Sorry I couldnt give you a better answer :(

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Hi Camille,

The functionality to display HTML content was removed from Jira due to security reasons, so currently it's not possible to add a clickable link on field's description because this field does not have a Wiki Markup renderer.
We have a feature request suggesting the implementation of such ability:


I'm sorry that we can't be more helpful on it.


Hello, this functionality still does not work on Jira? Do we know if it is going to be added? Thank you!!

Just to have the answer handy ... as of January 2020, you can have a URL in your field description.  Apparently, it works for some custom field types, but not others.  I was able to put a url in a custom field of type "Number field".  I had to edit both the custom field description and the description in the field configuration (just changing the first was not enough).  Also because it's Cloud, I used wiki markup which is different than the way I did in on-prem.  Here's an example:

Low = 1 ... High = 5 [Guidelines for scoring|]

I hope this helps.

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