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Widen the cards in the Kanban board and add custom fields


Is it possible to widen the cards in the Kanban board - we use large screens and the widths of each  cards need to be widened

Also is it poScreenshot 2022-04-24 122104.jpg

Also can you add custom fields to customise the cards - seems like its locked to a set few columns?


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Alex Community Leader Apr 23, 2022

Hi @Col, and welcome to the community,

Based on your screenshot, you are using Jira Work Management, and business projects have minimal options for configuring the board. Therefore, you won't be able to change the card width and add custom fields to cards.

For a Kanban board implementation with all features such as backlog, WIP and adding custom fields to the card, I'd recommend using a Jira Software project with a Kanban board.

I hope it helps,


Cheers - an improvement for Altassian to consider. Not sure why this module is so locked. 

Mohamed Adel Community Leader Apr 24, 2022

Hi @Col  I add to @Alex  that there is no option in Jira (Software/WorkManagement) to set the column size 

you can check the relevant features :

As a user, I would like to be able to change the size of cards on the Rapid Board

Ability to view an Agile board with many columns




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Thanks, just to confirm Im looking at changing the card size not the specific columns? is this possible or not in software or WorkManagement?

On a secondary point, is there a contact to Altassian support directly rather than through the community?

Mohamed Adel Community Leader Apr 25, 2022

@Col  Yes you can contact them directly from this URL

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Alex Community Leader Apr 25, 2022

Hi @Mohamed Adel 

Thanks for chiming in and helping @Col to get on the right path.



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