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

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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. To find out more about configuring the issue layout, check out Configure field layout in the issue view.