Adding checkboxes into issue description

Is there any way to add in dynamic checkbox elements into the description field of an issue?

Most of the issues we create are multi-faceted tasks which require many individual tasks/changes to be completed. While the formatting options allow us to make a list of these quite easily, those working on the issues currently are having to edit the description to append DONE or COMPLETED on the list items once they are finished.

It would save us a huge amount of time to have dynamic checkbox elements that would mark the completion of a certain item, and retain that status when viewed by other users, like the attached screenshot.

Checkbox

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No, this is not possible. You should use markups like "(x)" and "(/)". If you want more you must write your own plugin where you can put checkboxes via jQuery on comment field or what else.

Thanks for your answers. Creating multiple subtasks wouldnt be ideal in our use case, as there are usually 10-12 different items to be completed for each issue. Mathias, the (/) is a great solution for the interim, thanks. In the future this would be a fantastic feature for JIRA.

I was tring to use  tick tag but if do that with below, i lost my bullet

 

tick - _My task name_ *\[3d]*

Not possible and since you're on OnDemand I guess you can't develope plugins. Just a question: WHY don't you use subtasks? I mean it sounds like you were breaking up a task into subtasks and that can easily be done in JIRA...

Cheers

I don't know if this is still helpful, but we use the following:

In the description of the task, we enter:

 

{task:id=} (Name of Task 1) {task}

{task:id=} (Name of Task 2) {task}

{task:id=} (Name of Task 3) {task}

etc.

The Task ID is automatically assigned once you leave the field.

The checkboxes are clickable (see print Screen)

checkboxes.PNG

Greetings,

Marie

 

Daniel Eads Community Champion Sep 29, 2015

Marie, do you have a plugin installed that provides this functionality? This isn't standard out-of-the-box behavior for JIRA.

We have a couple of Plug-Ins. But I do not know which one enables the display of these tasks.

@Marie Eckert - would love to know what plug-in enables this!

We ran into the same problem. Would be great to know about that plug-in!

wondering if there's any update on this functionality? thank you

We have modified the files for emoticons plus and minus and use it as chequed and unchequed:

Captura.PNG

These files are within the folder "Atlassian/JIRA/atlassian-jra/images/icons/emoticons/" in a windows server.

You can try Smart Checklist Jira plugin:

https://marketplace.atlassian.com/plugins/rw-smart-checklist-biz/cloud/overview

It provides you with exactly what you were looking for:

  • Managing several tasks within one Jira issue by creating checklists
  • Changing an item's status (within the checklist) from ToDo to In Progress, or Done.
  • View the issue progress from the Agile board, as for example 12/30, where 30 - the total number of items on the list, and 12 - the completed one's.
  • You can also use the editor which support Markdown formatting syntax (which is good for creation of big lists with headlines and groups) 

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