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JIRA 4 Essentials by Patrick Li

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Custom fields

While JIRA's built-in system fields are quite comprehensive for basic general uses, most organizations will soon find that they have special requirements that cannot be addressed simply with the system fields available. To help you tailor JIRA to your organization's needs, JIRA lets you create and add your own fields to the system, called custom fields.

Custom field types

Every custom field belongs to a custom field type, which dictates its behavior, appearance, and functionality. When you are adding a custom field to JIRA, you are really adding another instance of a custom field type.

JIRA comes with over 20 custom field types that you can use straight out of the box. Many of the custom field types are identical to the built-in fields ...

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