Adding, editing, and deleting an issue type

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As a Jira administrator, you can create new issue types to represent different pieces of work for your teams. Issue types live within an issue type scheme, which you can then associate with one or more projects. 

How to add a new issue type

  1. Select the Jira icon (, or ) > Jira settings > Issues.
  2. Click Issue types Add issue type.
  3. Enter a name and description for your new issue type.

  4. Choose between a standard or sub-task issue type. Sub-tasks can be used for smaller pieces of work that are associated with a standard issue.

  5. Click Add. Your new issue type will be added to the default issue type scheme. You can configure this and any other issue type schemes to group your issue types and associate them with one or more projects.

How to edit an issue type

  1. Select the Jira icon (, or ) > Jira settings > Issues.
  2. Click Issue types.
  3. Find the relevant issue type and click Edit.
  4. Edit the issue type name, description, or avatar, and click Update.

How to translate an issue type

  1. Select the Jira icon (, or ) > Jira settings > Issues.
  2. Click Issue types.
  3. Find the relevant issue type and click Translate.
  4. Select one of the installed language packs and click View
  5. Enter translations for each issue type name and description (which will override any existing translations, if any, in that language pack) and click Update.

How to delete an issue type

Before deleting an issue type, we recommend searching for all issues of that type and bulk editing them to select another existing issue type. You can then delete the original issue type without affecting existing work.

  1. Select the Jira icon (, or ) > Jira settings > Issues.
  2. Click Issue types.
  3. Find the relevant issue type and click Delete.
Last modified on Jul 2, 2018

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