I created a custom field called Severity
I then went to do some reporting - wanted to show all defects and group by severity
The custom field - "Severity" isn't even available in the Statistic Type drop down for me to select
A searcher is a block of code that tells JIRA how to index and search for data in the field.
A single-select will default to having a select-list searcher, and it is very unusual for an admin to ever remove a searcher, but you should check. Go to admin -> custom fields -> your field -> edit - the searcher selected should appear under the name of the field.
If there is no searcher, this behaviour would make sense - it can't report on fields there is no reporting data for. But if there is a searher, it becomes a bit more complex.
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