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Is it possible to add a custom field to the Kanban Board top menu?


The Kanban Board has a menu at the top

Kanban Menu.JPGand the ... has the ability to hide or show menus. 

Kanban hide Menu.JPG

I would like to add a custom field to the Kanban Board menu.  I created the custom field and now I am looking for a way to make it part of the Kanban Board menu. 

Does any one know if this is possible and how to do it?

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Benjamin Community Leader Dec 08, 2021

HI @John Ricard ,


You can't add custom field to the kanban board menu. Custom fields are for the issue themselves. You can add it to the cards or search it as a quick filter on a board.






Thank for letting me know this.

I will try to display the custom field's value in a quick filter.

Much appreciated


How do I create a filter JQL query to display the value of a custom field?

e.g. the custom field is "Remaining Total" and I want to display the value of this field which represents the total for all the custom issue field "Remaining Estimate" for all the issues in a project.

( "Remaining Total" is equal to {{ lookupIssues.Remaining Estimate.sum }} )

Any thoughts?

Benjamin Community Leader Dec 09, 2021

@John Ricard : For this use case, wouldn't quite fit for a kanban board. The Kanban board is mainly to track tickets and the flow.


I've only seen this applied to e-mail templates using the lookup issues. So, I'm not sure this can work the way you intend for Jira Cloud.


Here's an article how lookup issue I've seen used:





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