Is it possible to make a Group Picker Custom Field non-searchable?


I am using a Group Picker Custom field in my Jira project say 'XYZ'.

Is it possible to make it non-searchable when using advanced Search (JQL)?

I have tried setting its 'Search Template' to 'None', but that does not seem to work and gives an error:

Search Template cannot be set to 'None' because this custom field is used in the following Permission Scheme(s): ABC Permission Scheme


How can I make this feild non searchable? So that if a user types a query no options should be displayed in the query panel:



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The permission scheme requires the field to be searchable otherwise it will not work.  If it can't search the field, it can't know who can see the issue.

If you want to make the field unsearchable, you will need to remove it from the permission scheme, then you'll be able to remove the searcher from it.

We just want to restrict its JQL searchability for a group of jira users. Is there any other way to accomplish this?

The values for the Group picker custom field do not show up in the 'Basic' Search. They are only displayed when typing query for 'Advanced' Search.

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