Default values in custom fields per user

Is it possible (via some plugin maybe?) to set defualt values for custom fielde different for each user? :) thank you for answer

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try with this(for which field type you are trying to set default value)

<script type="text/javascript">  
jQuery(document).ready(function($) {
JIRA.bind(JIRA.Events.NEW_CONTENT_ADDED, function (e,context) {
function setDefaultValue(){
        var user=getCurrentUserName();			
		if( user == 'prasad'){
			//	set default value text field, if the field is select list then add option id insted of text
		}else if(user == 'Ram') {

function getCurrentUserName()
var user;
        url: "/rest/gadget/1.0/currentUser",
        type: 'get',
        dataType: 'json',
        async: false,
        success: function(data) {
            user = data.username;
     return user;


suggest to load javascript as webresource module in a plugin

please, where should i put this code? i am new to scripting in jira

first change custom field id and user name

you can load javascript in two ways

1. add it in field description in field configuration

2. load it as webresource module in plugin, check this

i tried to put this code into field description and it didnt work :(

and isnt there missing "AJS." on the second 1 line?

hard question i see :)

yes, you can write some java script in the velocity template.

you get the option ids from the page and get the user name from $authContext variable and set the restrictions according to that.

Hi Peter,

You could define the custom field as a scripted field (if you use script runner) and then use groovy to insert the data regarding to the user.

Very simple solution.

Good luck

i dont need to solve this problem anymore, and cant close it. so i choose one comment as answer

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