I really need help, tried to get a grip of Jira myself and have been looking through all documents and guides but it seems like I can't get a grip around the custom fields..
Me and my team would like to have multiple fields in the issues for user story, details and acceptance criteria
Today we are typing this manually in the description fields.... I'm sure there is a function for this i Jira right?
Also to be able to track & tick-off the actual acceptance criteria in the issues in order to make the DOD more transparent.. is this possible?
Please help me with this, we need to sort our Jira-side out and clean it up and make it more clear
Thank you in advance,
You can create new custom fields to house Acceptance Criteria and similar - I'd suggest not splitting data too much as users still have to read it.
You've not mentioned a host type here, so I'm going to write general instructions for adding a custom field as an example:
Your use case should be implemented by adding a new custom field with "checkable" items. This type of custom field is not available in core Jira, but there are several apps that provide these.
Try the apps found by this query: https://marketplace.atlassian.com/search?query=checklist
You can add a custom field of type free text or a list of predefined checkboxes (always the same) as explained by Steve and Pete.
However, if you need a flexible list of checkboxes then only third-party plugins can do this.
I can propose Issue Checklist Free developed by my team with a set of handy features like default checklist per project and issue type, blocking transition if acceptance criteria are not completed, etc.
There is also a paid version Issue Checklist Pro if you need to control permissions or if you need more tight integration with Jira Service Desk.
The main detail of the user story should be added to the Description field. You could create a custom field named "Acceptance Criteria" which you could then add to the screens for your user stories. This could either be a free text box, or a fixed list of checkboxes (if it's always going to be the same). I would imagine text would be better however.
As for tracking each of the acceptance criteria, you could create sub-tasks under the Story to achieve this.
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