Configuring the issue detail view

The issue detail view has a default layout in terms of the fields that are displayed. However, you can customize the issue detail view to show additional fields, such as an issue's resolution, environment, security level, custom fields, and more.

Before you begin

To configure the board and any of its settings, you must be either:

  • project administrator for the location of the board
  • board administrator for the board itself

See Permissions overview for more information.

You can configure the fields to be displayed in the issue detail view on the board configuration screen. The values of some fields are also editable in the issue detail view.

We're gradually rolling out a  new issue view, which you may see on your boards and in your backlog. If you're using the new issue view, you currently can't configure issue fields. We hope to add this functionality back in the near future, but if it doesn't fit how you work right now you can turn it off under Labs in your profile.


Field Editable values Configurable Description

Summary

  • Always displayed and values are always editable
  • Can't be deleted from the default layout configuration of the issue detail view
Estimate

  • Displayed for configured issue types, e.g. stories
  • Display determined by how estimates are configured for the board (currently Scrum boards only)
Status


Priority


Component

  • Always displayed
  • Editable values only if the project has at least one component
Labels

  • Always displayed
  • Editable values only if the instance has at least one label
Affected versions

  • Always displayed
  • Editable values only if the project has at least one version
Fix versions

Epic link


Reporter


Assignee


Date created


Date updated


Issue links

Displayed only if the issue has at least one link
Description

  • Can be hidden, depending on the field configuration being used
  • Can't be deleted from the default layout configuration of the issue detail view
Comments


Attachments


Subtasks



Some fields may be hidden, depending on the field configuration scheme used for the project's issue types.

 

Adding, removing, or moving a field

  1. Click the Jira icon (, or ) > Projects > then select the relevant project.
  2. Choose Settings > Screens

  3. Click the > to expand the relevant screen scheme

  4. Select the View issue screen

  5. Add or remove the desired fields (we don't support changing field order in the new issue view just yet)

  1. Expand and collapse the screen scheme
  2. The link to edit the View issue screen


Your fields will then appear in the issue detail view. Note that fields will only appear on an issue if they have been associated with the relevant issue type, and are not hidden. For details, please see the following pages (Jira admin documentation):

Next steps

 Need help? If you can't find the answer you need in our documentation, we have other resources available to help you. See Getting help.


Last modified on Aug 20, 2018

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