Labeling an Issue

Labeling allows you to categorize an issue(s) in a more informal way than assigning it to a version or component. You can then search for issues that have been given a particular label.

When viewing an issue, the issue's labels appear in the 'Details' section:

Screenshot: the 'Details' section within an issue

You can click a label (e.g. 'doc' in the above screenshot) to jump to the Issue Navigator and see a list of all issues that have this label. You can also:

(info) If your JIRA administrator has added any custom fields of type 'Label', they will be shown below the ' Labels' field.

Related topics:

Adding and removing labels for an issue

  1. View the issue you wish to label.
  2. Select More > Labels. The Labels dialog will appear.
    (tick) Keyboard shortcut: l
  3. Add or remove the desired label(s) and click Update.
    Note: You can add multiple labels by typing them separated by spaces.

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