Add different bug status fields in JIRA


Please clarify the following two questions.

1. For some reason all my stories are showing as " issue " in JIRA I would like to call it as Story instead of Issue

2. As of now by default we have status of story ( issue ) and bug are 1. To Do 2. In Progress 3. Done


I would like to add few more fields for Bug cycle;


In Progress






Please help me on this and appreciate your quick response on the same.




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Dear Raja,

Alright; So you want to define some new Issue Types, am I correct? I see that you also want new fields to be added to JIRA and you summarize the statuses which your process needs.

As for changing Issue Types, you can simply define a new one;

How to add a new issue type

  1. Choose > Issues
  2. Click Issue types Add issue type.
  3. Enter a name and description for your new issue type.

  4. Choose between a standard or sub-task issue type. Sub-tasks can be used for smaller pieces of work that are associated with a standard issue.

  5. Click Add. Your new issue type will be added to the default issue type scheme. You can configure this and any other issue type schemes to group your issue types and associate them with one or more projects.

How to edit an issue type

  1. Choose > Issues
  2. Click Issue types.
  3. Find the relevant issue type and click Edit.
  4. Edit the issue type name, description, or avatar, and click Update.

Can you elaborate on the rest of your wishes so we can think out a solution that you want?

Friendly Regards,

Jeremy Mooiman

Thank you Jeremy for quick response. Please advise on below question.


1. Currently all the stories which we are created as type " issue " not sure why ( Please see attached for reference ) we would like see as a story

2.  Bug life cycle:

You might be aware that we have different status for a bug like








As of i know I can see default workflow status like ( To Do, In Progress and Done attached screen snap for reference ).

I would like to add above status as part of BUG life cycle

Please advise on the both stuffs, appreciate your quick response on this.

Its a new project we have started using JIRA. 

Jeremy Mooiman Community Champion Nov 16, 2017

Dear Raja,

1. You will have to either rename this Issue Type by doing this;

- Choose > Issues.

- Click Issue types.

- Find the relevant issue type and click Edit.

- Edit the issue type name, description, or avatar, and click Update.

2. You will have to assign the Issue Type to the Workflow you want to use. If you want something more than the standard Workflow, you will have to create your own.

Friendly Regards,

Jeremy Mooiman

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