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How can I customize the cards in my backlog view + active sprint board ?

Hey there,


I am trying to figure out how I can customize the cards in my backlog view. Currently it looks like this


How it looks currently


Cards in Backlog view 

Screenshot 2020-12-22 at 08.57.39.png

Cards in active sprint board 

Screenshot 2020-12-22 at 08.57.55.png


What I want to add (not sure if possible)

  • status (this is for the backlog card to see status in progress, etc.) 
  • Labels (I added to each ticket)
  • Subtasks
  • Time box estimate (in case I don't have Story points, but a timebox)



Thank you so much for your help


2 answers

3 votes
Warren Rising Star Dec 22, 2020

Hi @lisa 

Jira allows you to add up to 3 fields to the backlog view and then 3 (the same or different) fields to the active view.

Click the 3 dots in the top right hand corner, then select Board settings, Click on the Card layout menu item and you're presented with a screen where you can select to add up to 3 items for the Backlog view and the Active view.

I hope this helps

Hi Warren, I've tried to update my backlog view and have added fields, but I don't see a "Save" button, and when I navigate back to the board after adding the field (labels in this case), the selection reverts back to "[CHART] Time in Status".  Any idea what I need to do to make the added field name stick?


Here's what I see after I select labels, back to board, and then board settings again...


Like Josh Simnitt likes this

Hi @Jim Toth 

Where it says [CHART] Time in Status, select the Field Name you want from the dropdown, then click Add (indicated by the red arrow). It will now reflect in your Backlog card view.


Like Hadar Gershuny likes this



Can I ask where to find this setting or whether it still exists? 

If I navigate to Project settings > board settings, I see no such thing as card layout. 

I believe you might have a Team managed project. The card layout is available for Company managed projects

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