How To Get Custom Field Id In Jira

If you use JIRA, you may have encountered instances where you need to find the ID of a custom field. While this may seem complicated, it is actually not as difficult as it may seem. In this blog post, we will guide you through the steps of obtaining a custom field ID in JIRA.

Significance of Custom Field ID in JIRA

Most of the time, in JIRA, we create custom fields to cater to specific project needs. These custom fields can have different formats like text, number, date, etc. While interacting with JIRA through REST APIs or while coding in scripts, we usually need the custom field ID. The importance of the custom field ID lies in the fact that it helps in uniquely identifying a custom field.

How to Get the Custom Field ID

Now, let us dive into the steps required to get the custom field ID in JIRA. Here is a simple and straightforward method to get the custom field ID. This works best if you have administrative access to JIRA.

Step 1: Navigate to Custom Field

First, you need to navigate to the custom fields page. This can be done by selecting ‘Issues’ from the JIRA Administration menu and then clicking on ‘Custom fields’.

Step 2: Choose the Custom Field

Once you are on the custom fields page, select the custom field for which you want to find the ID. You do so by hovering over the ‘cog’ icon (also known as the ‘gear’ icon) to the right of the custom field.

Step 3: Identify the Field ID

When you hover over the ‘cog’ icon, a drop-down menu will appear. On the menu, select ‘Configure’. The URL that appears will contain the field ID. The field ID is the number at the end of the URL.


In the URL above, the custom field ID is 10001.


As you can see, getting a custom field ID in JIRA is not as complex as it may seem. By following these steps, you should be able to find the ID quickly and easily. Whether you’re a project manager or a developer, this knowledge can save you a lot of time and make your tasks easier. Happy JIRA-ing!