Create a Custom Field

To create a new custom field, do the following:

  1. Select Issues in the Jira Administration menu.
  2. In the side bar at the left, select Custom fields.
    A list of all configured custom fields appears.
  3. Click Add Custom Field in the top right corner.
    The dialog "Select a Field Type" appears.
  4. Select the appropriate field type and then click Next.
  5. Enter a field name; then click Create.
  6. Repeat the steps 2 - 5 to create all custom fields you need.
  7. To re-index your field configuration, click perform a re-index in the pop-up dialog in the top right corner.

    Select System in the Jira Administration menu and then Indexing in the "ADVANCED" section of the side bar at the left.
  8. Select Re-Index in the "Re-Indexing" dialog.

    Wait until the re-index is completed.