How do I hide custom fields from showing up in the Issue Detail View

This FAQ is for JIRA Agile administrators and board administrators.

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Background information

The custom fields will be hidden depending on the configuration context of the custom field. (As per Configuring a Custom Field)

Simply put, if you do not associate the field with the project where JIRA Agile is being used, it will not appear at the issue detail view even it is added to the issue detail view configuration. If you only associate this with the Bug issue type, other issue types will not contain this field in the issue detail view. 

The custom field will show up irrelevant to project and issue type configured, so you can actually add to the board. However, it also dependant highly on the field configuration of the custom field, see the quoted text below from the documentation:

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