How to clear field's default value

Hi All,

Please let me know how can I clear the default value of a custom field and set back to none?

Thanks,

Sanu P Soman

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login as Administrator, type gg + 'custom fields'

Go to the custom field you would like to change. Click on the cog to the right, select Configure and there you have a link to edit the default value. That's it

Go to your field configuration and delete the default value / change it back to none...

https://confluence.atlassian.com/display/JIRA/Configuring+a+Custom+Field#ConfiguringaCustomField-default_valueDefaultvalue

Cheers Christian

Sorry guys I can't able to de-select the value. Only thing I can change the default value to any other. Ctl + select is not working for me

Is the field required in your Field configuration?

What kind of custom field are you talking about? Can you post a screenshot from the configuration page?

Finally I made it.

Field was mandatory in field configuration, so I just made that field optional on field configuration and came back to field default values and then I can see three values (including "none"), so I just made default value as "none" and then made field mandatory in field configuration.. that works :)

But I think we can clear the field default value from field configuration irrespective of optional or requirement in field configuration.. I think I did it before like this. No idea why it's not happening this time?

Any suggestions?

I think I did it before like this

Maybe the field was in two field configurations and only in one mandatory?

But glad it worked anyway.

how do I clear a (custom) field's default value if it is a mandatory field? we set a default value for a mandatory custom field, and now our users want it cleared forcing them to make a selection.

I figured it out. Make the field Optional, change the default to None, then make the field Required.

@Christian Czaia - thank you for the response! I did have to delete the value and then re-ad to get rid of the default value. It would be great if instead you could select none rather than going through the additional steps. 

I ran into this same problem. In one case, even after making the field Optional in the field configuration I was unable to clear the default value. 

This work-around fixed the problem. 

  • Add a new option named "test"
  • Set the default value to "test"
  • Delete the option "test"
  • The default value is cleared. 

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