WFA fields dont show Default values though they have defaults being set in config

WFA fields dont show Default values though they have defaults being set in config

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What do you mean by WFA field? What type are the fields that are missing defaults, and what contexts have you set up for them?

WFA fields=Fields on Workflow action/transition screen.

Dropdown/select list fields infact all types of fields are not showing defaults though they are configured.

Context is global for both issuetype & projects.

Ok. Do the defaults on those fields work when you use "create issue"?

Ok, that means they're working.

Thing about a default value is that you only want to default it on issue creation.

During an issue edit, there is an existing setting for a field, even if that setting is "empty". The users have deliberately chosen that value, and you do not want to have a default override it. So default settings only apply on "create issue"

So nothing can be done for default values to appear after issue creation?

Issue that am talking is created programmatically using issueManager.createIssueObject()

Let me know if there is any alternative way I can show up default values in all screens.

If I use rest api to create issue it sets default values on issue creation itself but why not for jira api method issueManager.createIssueObject()

Which version of jira are u using?
  • (v6.1#6144-sha1:2e50328)

You don't really want to do it - that's why Jira doesn't do it.

If your users leave a field blank at creation time, then why would you encourage them to accidentally set it during an edit? It's blank for a reason.

If you do this, you'll find a LOT of your issues suddenly have defaults splattered all over them when you REALLY don't want it.

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