Custom field overview

Only the administrator or project administrator can create and manage a custom field in Backlog.

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Custom filed feature only available on Premium and Enterprise plan. 

Overview of custom field

Besides using the default attributes such as issue type, status, category, etc, you can customize and create more fields with the Custom Field function. It is a set of data that can be uniquely defined for issues, and multiple custom fields can be created for each project. 

Custom fields allow your project members to enter additional information based on your teams’ needs.

Types of Custom Field 

In Backlog, we offer 5 types of custom fields. 

  • Text

    Text field is a single-line input field that allows the user to provide a simple text input. It supports up to 255 characters. Users can input issue summaries or any information about the issue.

  • Sentence

    Sentence field is a multiple-line text field with a larger text box. It allows the user to write more info, such as a longer issue description.

  • Number
    Number field is an input field that allows the user to provide numerical values only. Number settings can be further adjusted such as to restrict values within a numeric range, set to a default value, or display values with units (metres, USD, etc).

  • List
    List field allows the user to select single or multiple values from the selection set by the administrator. List settings can be further adjusted, such as permitting for a single value or multiple value inputs.

    Permit Multiple Values

    It supports selecting multiple values from a list of options or checkboxes.

    Permit Single Value

    It only allows selecting one value from a list or radio button.

    Did you know?

    List selection supports up to 300 values.
  • Date

    Date field is an input field that allows you to choose a date from the calendar, restrict a date range or preset it to a default value.
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