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How to create free text custom field to include user picker (using @) and hyperlinks to other issues



I am trying to add a field to issues that is a free text.

I would like also to mention other Jira users in the text that will be identified by Jira (and the users will be suggested), that user will get a notification.

plus I would like to paste other issues URL and it will be identified.


How can I do that?



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Hi @Rony Len

The field "Text Field (multi-line)" will be able to accomplish this.

You do need to ensure that field has a wiki-style renderer applied. To achieve this:

  • Add the custom field
  • In the Issues section of Admin, go to Field Configurations
  • Locate a field configuration linked to your project and select it
  • Against the new field, click the word Renderers
  • Change it to Wiki Style Renderer
  • Repeat for all configurations for other projects requiring this




Quick follow up - when I add a user using @ - how can I configure that a notification will be sent to that person?

Hi @Rony Len

It sends notifications for @ mentions by default - so when you mention a user, they should get an email.


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Replies received in delay apparently, Thanks!

@Stephen Wright _Elabor8_ Hi Stephen. I needed this answer too as I want to be able to link an existing issue in a custom field. It does work but... the link is only there in my dashboard from my issues filter. See example - is this possible?JIRA.png

With ML1 plugin there is also an option, to auto populate specific field (like assignee) from historical free text field (like summary or description)

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