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Manage issue field configurations

A field configuration lets you define the behavior of all issue fields, including custom fields, that are available in your Jira applications. For each field, a field configuration lets you set:

  • The description that appears under the field when an issue is edited

  • Whether the field is hidden or visible

  • Whether the field is required or optional

  • Which renderer to use for text fields

To configure the layout of the new Jira issue view—which fields appear and the order they appear in—open an issue and choose Configure at the bottom-right. Learn how to configure field layout in the issue view.

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