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There are some instances where the 'NONE' in every select list needs to be removed. By default in JIRA you cannot do this from the web interface. See JRA-7687 for a discussion on this feature request.

Customisations to Velocity templates or other JIRA files are not included in the scope of Atlassian Support.

Deploying Velocity Templates without a Restart

In a development instance, you can play with picking up velocity file changes without a restart.
From <jira-install>/atlassian-jira/WEB-INF/classes/

  1. Change class.resource.loader.cache from true to false
  2. Uncomment (remove the # sign from) #velocimacro.library.autoreload=true

Keep in mind that the next time you upgrade JIRA – or need a new installation for any reason – you will have to manually copy any changes you have made to the JSPs or tempates into the new installation of JIRA. If the JSPs or templates have changed in the newer version, you will have to port your customization into them.

This workaround will apply to all Select List Custom fields in the instance.

To remove the field, edit <atlassian-jira/WEB-INF/classes/templates/plugins/fields/edit/edit-select.vm. Delete the lines:

  #if (!$fieldLayoutItem || $fieldLayoutItem.required == false
    <option value="-1">$i18n.getText("common.words.none")</option>
    <option value="">$i18n.getText("common.words.none")</option>

The following code should remain:

<select name="$" id="$">  #foreach ($option in $configs.options)
    <option value="$textutils.htmlEncode($option.value)"
  #if ($value && $value == $option.value)selected#end

Make sure to back up the velocity file before changing it. Keep in mind the notes from Modifying JIRA Templates and JSPs​.


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