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Same custom field in multiple tabs?

How can I have the same custom field in multiple tabs?

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Hi Claudine,

I believe this is not possible, since the tabs are just for better organizing the components/layout of a screen. You can add a custom field to multiple screens, though, by setting the Custom Field properties. This link will tell you how:

- https://confluence.atlassian.com/display/JIRA/Adding+a+Custom+Field

Best regards,
Lucas Timm

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No - once you've added a field to a screen, you can't add it again, even if it is tabbed.

Is there no way around this, maybe with a plugin?

You could use ScriptRunner to duplicate the field, but that's annoying for admins who are often engaged in a running battle with fielditis, and confusing for users who would not expect a field in one tab to update another one.

Too bad that this is the answer, and it still seems to be the case in Jira cloud in 2019.

I could really use the same feature: I have a very large form with some Master-Detail relations.

E.g. on tab 1 I have a button to select if something is an 'Investigation Required'. On a different tab I want to repeat that value, and add fields 'Investigation Plan', 'Investigation Summary'. This field is only required when 'Investigation Required' = 'true', so the user should not feel compelled to fill these values when not required to. But I still want it optional..

No, jira does not do field level security.  You can, or can not, see an issue, but there is no partial view

ok thanks for the prompt reply

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