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Added Columns not showing in Kanban board.

Kanban columns default to 1. To Do, In progress & done. I wanted to add 2 more columns - sign-off & documentaion. I added these successfully in configuration. However when i go back to board these are not showing for me? I dont know why these wont actually show on the kanban board itself. I am the board admin. All help appriciated. Thank you.

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nic Community Leader Mar 14, 2018

Have you mapped any status into your new columns?  Columns without status are useless, so Jira hides them

Thanks for answers :)

1. I dont seem to be able to create new a status?

2. I re-mapped some current statues to my new columns just to get them to show. now they show but I cant move anything into these columns?

 

Thanks in advance for your help,

Sinead

Hi @Sinead Power

Check the transition between the states of the columns (Validations and conditions)

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nic Community Leader Mar 15, 2018

1. To create new status, you need to be

  • An admin (edit the workflow to add status)
  • On a board where an admin has "simplified" the workflow (board -> columns -> add status)
  • On a recent version of Jira Server (7.5+ if memory serves) and with project admin permission to change the workflow

2. If you can't move something into a column, then your workflow has no transition from the current status to the target status, or there is a condition blocking the transition.  Either way, check the workflow.

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