Finding the ID for Issue Types

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Problem

When configuring a mail handler to create issues from email, it is often useful to know the IDs of issue types.

Solution

Here is a Jira Administrator can find the ID of an issue type in Jira Server / Jira Data Center for any project

You will need to be a Jira Administrator in order to perform these steps. If you do not have Jira Administration privileges, you may contact your Jira Administrator for assistance.

  1. In JIRA, navigate to the Administration > Issues > Issue Types page.

  2. On that page, hover your mouse cursor over the Edit operation link of an issue type.
  3. JIRA will display the issue type's ID appended to the URL shown in the browser's status bar. For example, the "id" in this link represents the id of the issue type: 

    http://<your-jira-server>/secure/admin/EditIssueType!default.jspa?id=1

Here is how a Project Administrator can find the ID of an issue type in Jira Cloud or Jira Server / Datacenter for a specific project

You will need to be a Project Administrator in order to perform these steps. If you do not have Project Administration privileges for the project, you may contact one of the Project's Administrators for assistance.

  1. In Jira, navigate to Project Settings > Issue Types
  2. On that page, hover your mouse cursor over the Issue Type in the left menu
  3. Jira will display the issue type ID URL in the browser's status bar: 

    https://<domain>.atlassian.net/secure/admin/EditIssueType!default.jspa?id=1

Last modified on Jul 28, 2021

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