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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


1 answer

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Warren Community Leader 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...


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