issue type dropdown customization


i am new to JIRA , i am working on JIRA upgration from JIRA 4.4 to JIRA 5.2

in JIRA 4.2 issue type dropdown values are : "Please Select" , "Bug" , "Issue" (when user click 'create new issue' -Issue type dropdown selecting "Please Select" as default value and validating user needs to select a value other than 'Please select')

But in JIRA 5.2 i am unable to create "Please select" in the Issue type as default select value

please guide me on the same:in JIRA 5.2 , how to insert a dummy value in issue type dropdown as 'Please select' as default value , when click 'Next' button , how to validate user to select a value from the issue type other than 'Please select' value.

Thanks in advance,



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You don't need to "create" the please select message. This message appears when you have not set a default in the issue type scheme. If you have set a default, it will jump to that.

Go to the project, then the issue type scheme for it, and you'll see that you (or one of your admins) has set a default value for the scheme. Remove the default, and you'll get "please select" back.

in JIRA 5.2 , by default issue type set as 'None' , till user click '+ create issue'. by default select an a issuetype from the existing (ex: "bug","issue","task" , default it's selecting 'bug' , even i set default issue type is 'None')

So you're saying that it is remembering what they last selected? Why is that a problem?

Requirement was 'Please Select' should be available and select default when '+Create Issue'.

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To change that behaviour requires you to dig into the core code to disable it, or write some javascript to override it.

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