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Hi, there I am new to this Jira World. I found very interesting the Project Management Template to trak a project I am directing. However, the template even though it lets to create new columns. I have noticed that only the ToDo Column is able to create issues. Any new column is not able to do it. Consequently, my question is how do I edit this behavior so that I create a new column which can create issues? I have checked to edit workflow but nothing has worked.
On the other hand I have noticed that Kanban templates allow to build any issue in any column but lack the view like list and calendar. So if the former is not possible How can I add to Kanban project the missing views that a project management template has?
Hi @Lenin Falconi,
Welcome to Atlassian Community!
You can only have one column that can create new issues, each column is tied to one or more statuses in a workflow and it is only the initial status that the create transition can be linked to, it cannot be linked to multiple statuses.
In Jira the workflow is in the center of everything, and your starting point will be the initial status for the issue. In the screenshot I included above the initial status is To Do. The board columns have statuses mapped to them, but that mapping is 1:1, so you cannot map the To Do status to more than one column. Unlike Trello or Asana you can only create an issue in the column that is mapped to the initial status, in this example To Do. Once you have created the issue you can drag-n-drop the issue between the columns.
@Mikael Sandberg This is what bugges me. I just created a kanban from software tempaltes and you can see that each column is able to create a task. When I used the template for Project Management, in fact only TO DO can create issues. But this Kanban seems to allow me to create wherever.....between those columns. What I wanted was to have the same behavior in Project Template....I don't get it
What you are seeing is because you have at least two different workflows in the project and the initial status for one of the workflows is linked to the in progress column like this:
In my case I have tasks and stories in the project and they have different workflows.
If I click on create issue in the To Do column it would create a task, and if I click on create issue in the In Progress it would create a story.
Auch.... I guess I am lost. It is great to have your logical answer. I am going to check more deeply what you have already sent me as information. If you could point also in another resource to have this concepts clear, I would appreciate it so much. Thanks for your time and support
The easiest way to see the two workflows that you have is to go to Project settings > Board > Columns and statuses. From there you will see that you have two workflows, it should look something like my screenshot above.