Making a custom field show up only on the issue page (and nowhere else)

I have a field that's filled automatically by a script, and all a user should be able to do is view its value on the issue page.

How can I get it to be visible there, but not on any screen (such as "create issue")? From what I can tell, having a field visible on the issue page requires it to also be visible on the "default screen".

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Jira uses "screens" to select what fields appear for various actions on issues. Create, Edit, View and all the transitions in workflows can use them.

Sounds like you need a screen which has the field, plus another which does NOT. You'd want the first screen for "view" and the other screen for create and edit (although if it's a read-only field, it won't appear on create or edit anyway)

Have a look through - you're not too worried about field config or workflow, it's the screens and screen schemes you need to work through

Ah, that page made things a bit clearer. Once I realized I could have multiple screens per scheme, I was able to get it to work by doing what you suggested. Thank you!

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