You can set a default value for a custom field. You can also limit the number of users that appear in a user picker field.

Set the default value for a custom field

You can choose to automatically fill each custom field with a default value. Note that certain types of custom fields may not allow for default values. For fields that do, you can set a default value with these steps: 

  1. Select > Issues.
  2. Under FIELDS, click Custom fields.
  3. Find the custom field you want to configure, click  > Contexts and default value. Alternatively, you can click a field's screens or contexts link and then click Contexts > Create, edit or delete contexts.
  4. In the configuration scheme section, select Edit Default Value
  5. Enter a default value (e.g. for a custom Story Points field, set the value to 4) and click Set Default.
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Tip:

For a select list or multi-select list custom field, you can clear the default value by clicking on the current default so it's no longer highlighted.

Limit number of users for user picker fields

NOTE: This option is only available for custom field types containing User picker (single user), not User picker (multiple user).

You can limit the set of users available in your user picker field to specific groups or project roles. To filter users, follow these steps: 

  1. Select > Issues.
  2. Under FIELDS, click Custom fields.
  3. Find the custom field you want to configure and click  > Contexts and default value Edit User Filtering.
  4. Click Enable group or project role filtering, then specify the groups and roles that you want to limit the user picker to.
    The user picker will only show users that are in the groups and roles selected.
  5. Click Save.