Why does Jira Agile have a Sprint column and an Iteration one?

The Agile views appear to use Sprint, and the online help just says that Iteration is a synonym for Sprint. However, when I search issues, I see both a Sprint column, and an Iteration one. If you use Iteration for your query, no records are returned, since that one is blank. Why is it there at all?

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On our setup, we have an Iteration field that was created by the Tempo Planner plugin. This isn't the "Iteration" you've seen in the doc here.

I looked under custom fields, and found that "Iteration" apparently shows up for everyone, just in case they choose to use the Tempo Planner. It's locked, so you can't remove it.


Iteration on list of locked fields.png


Boris Berenberg Community Champion May 13, 2015

That makes sense. I didn't realize you were on Cloud.

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Boris Berenberg Community Champion May 08, 2015

My guess is that someone made a custom field called Iteration in your environment. JIRA Agile will not automatically create such a field.

I created this JIRA instance on Monday afternoon. I haven't installed the Tempo Planner. I've been using it, and the Product Owner has been entering issues in the backlog, but that's it, so I can't see how anyone added a custom field at this point.


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