Making a custom field mandatory in Jira


How/Where can I say that my newly added custom field should be mandatory? I have searched under administartion in Jira but cannot find it.

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just go to the admin section and hit "Issues" -> "Fields" and then on the right "Field Configurations". This is your place to go.

You may want to create a seperate field configuration scheme for ach "set" of configurations. Otherwise the newly created field will be mandatory in all pojects (even if it is not on a screen!) which may be annoying.

To jave a field madatory only on a single Screen (e.G. in a workflow) you could check out the Plugin "JIRA Suite utilities", which btw is excellent :)

allways glad to help, you're welcome :)

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Note that a mandatory field is mandatory throughout the lifecycle of an issue.

You can add "validators" to workflows that will demand the users fill in fields before progressing through a transition, but you need plugins to provide these (the off-the-shelf plugins don't provide "require field")

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