How to have different Custom Field values for different projects?

Hi All

I have a custom field called "Request Type" which is a dropdown list contain values "Business, Process, Technology". Now a new project wants some different values. How can I achieve that? When I create a new Field Configuration, I can only change if it's Required or not, not the values.

Thanks

Jirong

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Peter Bengov Community Champion Jan 28, 2015

Hey Jirong,

This can be done easily when creating more than 1 field configuration scheme context (this is not a field configuration!).

  1. Go to Custom Fields page, find "Request Type" field and click on hog > Configure.
  2. Click on Edit Configuration (next to "Applicable contexts for scheme"), which has already the options you have chosen for that first project (Business, Process, Technology).
  3. Now make sure to that under "Choose applicable context" you have the relevant project/s selected.
  4. Click Modify.
  5. Now click on "Add new context", fill out the relevant fields and choose the new project that should have different fields.
  6. Click Add.
  7. You will find 2 configuration for same field now. Just click on Edit Options for the second configuration and insert the values you want there.

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

Regards,

Peter

Thanks, Peter, I create a new Context for this custom field and it works.

I notice something else. I create a new context for the field "Person To Notify" to set some default values for a project A. It behaves like this: when I create a new issue, if by default the project A is selected in the new submit screen, the "Person to Notify" are populated with these default values. At this moment, if I change the project to B, these values are still there which is not right. If the project is set to Project B when the screen is launched, then change to A, these fields are not populated, this is not right. I notice the default project is always set to the last issue I submitted.

You only choice is to recreate a field named the same with new value. 

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