Jira - Adding an "other" option to a custom field

Hello Atlassian Community,

I need to add a checkbox field (or anything with multiple choices) with an "other" option - but will need to include a line to fill in the value for "other".   Is this possible, if so, how? 

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You can't do it natively, there's no such field type in JIRA.

Your options are to

  • Find or write such a field type as an add-on
  • Use a labels field (no drop-down, but suggests existing items when users start typing)
  • Code around two fields in JIRA - one drop-down, the other a text field, using something like Behaviours to hide the second field until "other" is selected and then coding some stuff to add the value added to the second field on the issue being saved

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