Assign issue to specific column in Kanban board automatically.

Hi I have my project setup and using Kanban board. On my board I have the following columns from left to right...


  • To Do (To Do): The full "backlog"
  • Bugs (To Do): Only contains bug issue types
  • In Progress (In Progress)
  • QA (In Progress): Issues ready to be QAed
  • QA In Progress (In Progress): Bugs currently being QAed
  • Done (Done)

Now is it possible that when someone creates a bug issue that it automatically gets added to Bugs (To Do) column. Right now every new issue gets added to the To Do column.




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In addition to quick filters, you could use a separate swimlane for bugs.

Bother, I always forget you can do that! Nice one.

Yep figure that out also!

You have to understand that the Columns in the JIRA Agile boards are always associated to ticket Statuses. e.g, you can name a Board Column "Backlog" and associate it issue statues "To do" and "Open". It's not configured for Issue Types.

Also, I'm not sure why you have 2 TO DO columns here. 

Humm true. I suppose when the bugs column was created it was just an easier way to see what bugs are in the to do list but I guess just a custom filter will do right?

Sorry this should have been a comment smile 

Does sound like a good case for a "quick filter" if you only want one "To Do" column. With a quick-filter of "issuetype = bug", you can quickly toggle them on and off. (And maybe another one for "issuetype != bug")

Yeah, just stick with one "To Do" column and as Nic said, use Quick Filters to hide/show the things you need :)

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You could set up two workflows - one for Bugs, with an initial status of "To do - bug", and the other for all the other types with an initial status of just "To do".  Map those to separate columns in the board, and you're sorted.

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