Editing an Issue

There are two ways to edit an issue in JIRA Agile:

To edit multiple issues at the same time, select the issues (in either the Backlog or the Active sprints/Kanban board), right-click and select Bulk Change (see the JIRA documentation on Bulk Operations).

Quick Edit

To quickly edit just the Summary, Description, Story Points and/or Remaining Estimate fields,

  1. Click the Agile link's down-arrow in the top navigation bar, then select your preferred board from the resulting dropdown menu.
  2. If your project uses Scrum and is currently in the Planning phase, click Backlog; otherwise, click Active sprints (Scrum) / Kanban board (Kanban).
  3. Click the issue key (or type 't') to display a detailed view of that issue on the right-hand side of the screen.
  4. To edit the issue's Summary, Story Points or Remaining Estimate field, on the Details tab, click in the field and start typing. Press the Enter key to save your changes (or Esc to cancel).
  5. To edit the Description field, click the Description tab then start typing in the field. Press Enter key for a new line. Click outside the field, or press Tab, to save your changes (or Esc to cancel).
  6. If you are in the Active sprints/Kanban board, click the 'x' button to return the board to full-screen width.

Screenshot 1: Editing the Summary field


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Editing all Fields

To edit any or all fields in an issue,

  1. Click the Agile link's down-arrow in the top navigation bar, then select your preferred board from the resulting dropdown menu.
  2. Click the issue key (or type 't') to display the issue in Detail View.
  3. Type 'e'.
  4. Enter your issue details into the JIRA 'Edit Issue' dialog box, as shown below. 

    (tick) If you wish to choose which fields will appear when you edit (or create) an issue, click the Configure Fields button.

Screenshot 2: Editing all fields

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