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the new Categories feature via the List view

What is the benefit of this vs Components?

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Andy Heinzer Atlassian Team Aug 15, 2022


The use of the new Category field within Jira Work Management projects offers the ability to group that List view by the Category.  The component field is not setup to be able to group issues in that view.

But also in regards to team-managed projects, Components are not yet a feature within those project types. There is a feature request for this over in

So this Category feature is especially beneficial for team-managed projects. 

Jack Brickey Community Leader Aug 15, 2022

Thanks for the input Andy.

Thank you, Andy and Jack!

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Jack Brickey Community Leader Aug 14, 2022

Hi @Mandy Sobel ,

interesting question. I am unable to locate Categories. Can you provide details on this or maybe a documentation link?

Jack Brickey Community Leader Aug 14, 2022

Actually I just found this article - categorize-items-in-your-list-view . Your question is a good one for sure. Seems duplicative to me.

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Jack Brickey Community Leader Aug 14, 2022

It would be good to hear from Atlassian on this.

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