JIRA Issue Collector required field

Hi all,

I have a tricky one.  We have a field that we want to be required for the Issue collector.  Since that project handles other issues that are not related to the issue collector issue, I do not want to have the field required for creating the issue inside of JIRA, just on the collector.    Is that possible?

Thanks in advance,


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I can suggest 2 ways:

Standard Option: You will use a different set of scheme (maybe including the issue type) for your issue collector so that you can control what fields are required.

Crazy Option: This is a bit tricky but I got it working on my instance. Hack the issue collector form, supply the fields you want to appear (copy paste the field forms from the html source) then make it required in the form by supplying the tag "required". Note: The fields will need to be present in the "Create Issue" field scheme.

Yeah the fact is that I need to really keep the same scheme for the project and the collector. My user has said that he is OK with the "None" option after all. As for the Crazy option, I assume you mean to put the tag in the description? I am not sure how to edit it through the html source. DO it in the $JIRA_INSTALL directory? If so I do not think it is quite worth it to maintain that low level of an edit. Thanks though!

There was a time that I need the "Name" and "Email" to be required on my issue collector and I stumbled upon this article: https://confluence.atlassian.com/pages/viewpage.action?pageId=343834801 That page gave me an idea to add more contents in the collector.vm file. I can add the "required" tag in the fields I wanted to be required in the issue collector form but I do not need to update the project scheme.

Cool I will have to give that a try.

HI Robert,

You can only make the field to appear on the issue collector (by configuring the collector), and do not make it appear in JIRA's screen(s) (thru field configuration).





But it needs to be in the field configuration to be able to put in the issue collector, or it is not select-able. Right?

Yes, and in the field configuration scheme.

Hi Paul,

You can make a field mandatory only on your own form using our add-on Jirassimo IntakeForms




Hi, I read that Atlassian has published a work-around for this: how to set name and email as required fields. This work-around requires you to remove the name and email field form the issue-collector. But I guess this removes the fields from ALL issue-collectors on that JIRA instance. Can anyone confirm that? 

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