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Shortcut for work column during creation of story/bug

Is there a JIRA Shortcut to create a story/bug and have it start in a specific column/workflow state? I keep on having to create a work item, find it at the bottom of the backlog, and then move it to where it needs to be. I'd like to create a bug and just have it land in in-progress.

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John Funk Community Leader Feb 10, 2021

Hi Christina,

You can do that with an Automation For Jira rule. If you are not familiar with the tool, here is some information to help you get started:

There are two types of automation:

  • Global: In the Free version, you get 100 executions per product, per month
  • Project: In all versions, you get unlimited executions per month

Automation Basics: https://www.atlassian.com/software/jira/guides/expand-jira/automation

You can do this via global rules to apply to all projects also. You'll need to be a Jira Admin/Site Admin, go to Jira Settings > System > Automation Rules (left-hand menu).

For more on using Automation For Jira see these help pages.

Jira Automation Template Library to help get you started quickly:

https://www.atlassian.com/software/jira/automation-template-library#/labels/all/customLabelId/1453

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