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I added a custom field, but I'm still not able to see the field I when creating a new issue. Help?

I added a custom field, but I'm still not able to see the field I when creating a new issue. Help? 

Add Custom Field-->Text Field (Multi Line)-->Description-->Create


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John M Funk Community Leader Jan 27, 2020

Hi Bernard - Welcome to the Atlassian Community!

Did you add the field to the create screen you are using for the project? Does the custom field have any limitations in its configuration (like limited to certain projects or issue types)?

Yes I added it to all the screens available, and there are no limitations. I applied the field to all issue types and screens.

John M Funk Community Leader Jan 27, 2020

The next option might be to switch over to the "Old" Jira View and then click on Edit on the Issue and then on Where's My Field?

How do i switch over to the old view?

John M Funk Community Leader Jan 27, 2020

Click on your Avatar and then choose Settings (or Personal Settings). Then about half way down under Jira Labs, turn off New Jira issue view.  Then go back to your issue. 

I did that, and I cannot find any "Where's my field" when selecting edit.

John M Funk Community Leader Jan 27, 2020

Are you an administrator for the project?

hello? this is urgent...

You need to be a jira admin to see the Where is my field button, it's appear when you click on the Admin button next to the transition workflow on the old issue view.

You will be able to select a field and jira will tells you if you can see it in your issue or not and why

I do not see any transition work flow.. where do i find it? Can you please provide detailed step by step instructions on how to properly show the field that i have manually added? 

myfield.pngHere a screenshot to help you find the where is my field button. A popup will open to let you select which field you're looking for.

I am switching to the old issue view, yet nothing is changing. The issue view remains the same. after switching.

please note that I my account is still the free version, does that make a difference?

John M Funk Community Leader Jan 30, 2020

Ah, that probably affects it somehow - not familiar with the free version. 

You might try this. Open a an issue in the full issue detail view (meaning open the issue).

Then add this at the end of the URL:


See if that puts you in the old view that Mohamed shared above. 

I tried doing that, it's still in the new view.

John M Funk Community Leader Feb 03, 2020

You should put in a support ticket with Atlassian to get it all straightened out. Once you get a resolution, can you update this post so we can close it out?

it keeps taking me back to the community, no option for putting in a support ticket

You are on free plan, the support is the community. If you want the atlassian support you need to upgrade 

I think you need to take a lookt at this page. There are some limitation on the free plan

so in order to solve a technical issue i am facing, i need to upgrade and pay?

no, if you need help you need to raise a ticket on the community and we will do our best to help you. But if you doesn't want the community support then yes you need to upgrade and pay.

John M Funk Community Leader Feb 04, 2020

@Bernard Marjaba  - as the project administrator are you able to go to Project Settings? And once there, can you click on Screens?

There might be multiple screen schemes then listed. Choose the one that lines up with the Issue Type you want to see.

On the next screen you will see the list of screens available for that screen scheme (there may be only one). Then click on the link to the screen.

On the next screen, you should see all of the fields. Verify that the field you want is on that screen. If not, then add it. 

It finally worked, took 2 days after upgrading to the standard version, don't know why. I think this ticket can be closed now. Thank you for your support gents.

John M Funk Community Leader Feb 05, 2020

Great - glad it is now working for you!

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