How to update custom field description?

Hi everybody,

I have some custom fields and i've tried to edit the description. I've changed the description but the new description is not rendered in the issues related screens.

Any ideas how to do it?

Thanks,

Kostas

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Renjith Pillai Community Champion Apr 11, 2012

Update your field configuration scheme of your project and put in the description there.

Thanks it has helped!!

Works like a dream!

Hi all I got the same problem, but text doesn´t change according to defined text - any ideas?

custom field description different text.png

I've made a feature request to see if we can make this more intuitive within JIRA.

JRA-40782

 

The full documentation on custom field description behavior is found here: Configuring a Custom Field.

Adding a snippet of the documentation here as well.

 

Changing the description of a custom field

 

Not changing the description in a field configuration means that any changes you make to a custom field's description are not seen.

 

JIRA allows you to define a description of a custom field, and if the field configuration descriptions are left empty then the original description text will appear when you create or edit an issue, and as help text in the Issue Navigator. However you can also define different description texts in each field configuration and this will override the original field description text.

 

For example if a custom field "My Field" is defined with a description of "This is my field" and no field configuration changes are made, then the displayed text will be "This is my field" as expected. If field configurations are used and a description "This is my excellent field" is set for the custom field in the field description, then the displayed text will be "This is my excellent field".

 

 

 @Ibrahim Labras : Thanks for the info, I ran into the same issue.

 

 

Thanks,
Akash 

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