Self-populating custom lookup field

I would like to create a custom field with a dual nature: users should either be able to select from previously entered values or enter a new value (which in turn is then available to pick for subsequent issues).

Is there such a custom field type that supports this? 

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No, and as far as I can tell, no one has written an add-on to provide such a field.

The closest you can get is very close - a label field.  It accepts new input values, but suggests exisiting ones when the user starts typing.

"...suggests existing ones..." means based on the browser? This would have nothing to do with JIRA and not work across users/computers?

I don't understand that comment.

A label field makes suggestions based on pervious labels that have been entered.

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Well, I guess, in that case I will be looking at nFeed (an excellent plug-in) to pull data from a database and think about keeping up a table there with values that we will be using. May actually be better in my case, as it prevents users from creating duplicate entries accidentially.

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