Creating shared fields
You can create shared fields to reuse common fields across the items in the same container. Shared fields cannot be shared across different containers. To use a shared field in another container, you must re-create the field in each container where you want to use it or copy the container, which copies all of the fields as well. Please note that the built-in fields (Status, Short Description, Description, Priority, and Assignees) are available to all items out of the box.
Shared fields are created at the container level of administration. Once a shared field is created, it is available to the forms and rules of items within the container.
To create a shared field
Open the container where you want to add the shared field:
Click the Administration tab.
In the appropriate section, click the name of the container or click Manage to open the container Administration page. Then double-click the container.
The container details page appears.
- In the left pane, click Shared Fields.
- Click Add and create the field, following the instructions in Configuring fields.
- Click Save.
- Publish the container to implement your changes:
- In the breadcrumb trail, click the container link.
- Click Save and Publish.
A confirmation message appears.
The Publication Succeeded message appears, showing the number of errors and warnings.
Add the new field to the appropriate forms, following the instructions provided in Configuring forms.