Is there a way to define a customfield as UNIQUE ?

In JIRA 5.0, can I set a customfield of type Text (<255 char) as UNIQUE ?

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Not out of the box in JIRA. You will have to develop a new custom field type in a plugin.

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What you're asking for there is to block all custom fields after the addition of one single short-text field. That's really not a good idea, and not supported - the point of custom field types is that you CAN have many of them.

Jira certainly won't support that off-the-shelf, but it may be possible to create a custom field type that only allows one instance of itself.

I wouldn't bother though - if you really need to have one and only one instance of a custom field, then the most flexible, cheap, fast and effective option is "educate your administrators not to add more than one".

I thought he is asking about making the value unique and not the custom field itself! Development anyways ;)

Ahh, unique value, right. I didn't see that in the question, so if it's that, I apologise! (And still agree with your answer - reach for the development kit...)

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