You should be able to create a custom field and assign it to multiple assets.

Our integration team wants to retrieve data available on an epic or backlog item. To create a reference to an external record, we use a custom field. Since either the epic or backlog item can have a relationship to the external record, we want to create only one custom field and reuse it for both the epic and backlog item.


  • We are attempting to do something very similar where I want a single custom field across epic, backlog and defect items.

  • Oops... accidentally hit Flagged. Please disregard that! Sorry, Raynard.

  • It appear they address some of this a year ago but a comprehensive solution looks to be missing. I'll post a separate request to make sure it doesn't have a conflicting scope.