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I'd like to have a small number of checkbox fields use a single set of 24 options


I have a large set of options (think colors of the rainbow) and that set of options needs to be available for multi-select in four distinct checkbox fields (think BorderColor, ForegroundColor, BackgroundColor, AccentColor). Is there a way to configure the option set once and then have all four fields utilize that same option set? I'd like to minimize changes when having to add/remove a color from the option set.


If not, is there a way to fully configure the options for field 1 and then duplicate & rename that field so I don't have to type in all the same options again?

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Hey @Bill Glynn 

There's a similar discussion at - summary is that there's no Jira native way to do this, but you can achieve the result using marketplace apps such as ScriptRunner, Elements Connect (used to be called nFeed), External Data for Jira Fields and others where you can have custom field values linked to external data sources (CSV, JSON, REST API, Databases etc). 

Depending on the rate of change (I thought the colours of the rainbox were fixed! :)  ) and the cost of the plugins, it may not be financially viable though.


Thanks @Craig Castle-Mead . I'll take a look at the discussion, but I don't think I'll go down that route. My example was contrived to keep it simple, so I have an idea of how to achieve what I want and work around the issue.

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