JIRA: Single Level Group By Report - Custom Field not available to select as statistic Type

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




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What type of field is it, and does it have a searcher?

Select List (single choice) Custom Field


What is a searcher?


 I simply  tried to perform a simple filter on this new custom field of severity within my Project....whats crazy is that I see Severity as a column

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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