Need to add field in JIRA

Hi Community member,

As JIRA beginner not sure how to add field in JIRA, I want to add "Acceptance Criteria field". PFA the JIRA issue area where I need to Add this field. For eg: Like we have Labels as field as per attachment. I would like to add one more field as "Acceptance Criteria"fields adding.PNG

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Hi Anup,

For adding new custom field to the JIRA application, you would need JIRA Administrator permission. 

If you are an admin, please refer the document on adding new fields. 

Once the field is added, you would also need to add it to the required screens. 


Thanks, Vishnu.

Hi Vishnu,

Thanks a lot for the helps. The URL that you shared really helped. I tried to create custom field as "Acceptance Criteria" and somehow got success into it. However the one which I created is for Issue type "Bug". The user requires it for Issue type "Story". Could you please let me know what should be done so that User chould see Acceptance Criteria under Issue type "Story".


Usually, when you add new custon field it should be added to all issue types unless you specify it. 

You can cross check the field configurartions and Screen Schemes of Story and make sure that the newly added field is make visible in the Story Field Confiuration and it also have been added to View/Edit (any other required ) screens of story. 

If you are using defult field configurations for all issue types, you may have to cross check the screens and make sure that the field is added to required screens. 

You may also refer the below documents:




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