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Board setting in Next-gen projects


I am not able to find how to configure the board settings in the next-gen project. Can anyone please help me? 


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carolyn french Community Leader Jan 23, 2019

Hi Nadine,

Were you looking for a specific configuration?

For configuration in next-gen project boards, you can currently do 2 rules-

  • Automatically change an issue's assignee
  • Automatically update an issue field

Follow the steps here:

You can also change around the columns too:

Add, edit, and rearrange columns

You can add, edit, and rearrange columns to make the board reflect your team's process.

  1. Column name: Update the column's name by clicking it.
  2. Rearrange columns by clicking and holding the header to drag and drop.
  3. Add columns by clicking the + beside the farthest column.


Otherwise, it's meant to be very simple, so you won't see the plethora of options that exist for boards in regular scrum/kanban projects.

Hope this helps!


Hi Carolyn,


Thanks for your reply.

I was looking into setting the working/non-working days like in kanban/scrum projects. I guess this is not possible in the next-gen project, right?


Thanks so much for your help!


carolyn french Community Leader Jan 24, 2019

You're welcome!

Definitely vote and follow this ticket to see about working/non-working days settings:

Have a great day,

Like Zoltan Veszer likes this

Thank you so much for your help Carolyn. 

Have a nice day too.





How do you delete a column from a next-gen board?  I created one I don't want but can't delete.

How can I configure the board or other item to see all the done stories?





Like Satish.komali likes this

...I should clarify, where can I see every story done in the history of the project, including those that were done before being added to a sprint? thanks

@David Dobney Deleting a column from a next-gen board is an option you'll see if you hover mouse over right side corner of the column. The options there are 'Set column limit' and 'delete' 

I don't know how you'd configure to see done stories.

I am trying to transition from classic to next-gen and I don't see a way to automatically change the assignee based on a custom "people" field. I see you can update the assignee based on the reporter/current user but not another field. Is this possible in next-gen?

Hi @carolyn french , understood that it is meant to be simple.

Otherwise, it's meant to be very simple, so you won't see the plethora of options that exist for boards in regular scrum/kanban projects.

I would urge Atlassian to reconsider. I very much like the next-gen projects (for both the users and for the project admin), but the lack of board settings mean I can not use a next-gen project. These (now missing) board settings I use all the time:

- have kanban board without sprints

- have multiple boards 

- set JQL filter per board

- custom swimlanes

- quick filters

- card colors

- card layout

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I very much agree! These two are inevitable to use for my team, so unfortunately I am considering to move back to the old version. 

- set JQL filter per board

- quick filters

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Ivan Teong Atlassian Team Aug 25, 2020

Hi Atlassian Community,

We hear you.

Currently, there are many features that are configured within board settings.

We are considering working on board settings in FY21, but board settings will be shipped with some features and not all (otherwise it'd take forever to ship), and how we decide which feature(s) will make into the first version of board settings will be determined/sequenced according to various considerations.

Note that the current configuration conceptual model for next-gen is simple, as project-board mapping is 1-1.

Bringing board settings into the picture will require more in-depth research as it introduces additional complexity into the product conceptual model, which will affect new users onboarding into next-gen.

Please vote for this PC ticket to track when/how we're working on it:

You can also follow the public roadmap:


Ivan Teong

Product Manager, Jira Software

Thanks for listening. Looking forward to it.

carolyn french Community Leader Aug 28, 2020

Thank you for the update on this @Ivan Teong 

Hi @carolyn french , I'm looking for how to change settings for types of estimates (from story points to hours). By default I have story points, but I need hours.
Could you please help with it.

Hello everybody,

am I able to add a "done" column again on a kanban board? We deleted it by accident.

Best regards


Moreover: isn't it possible to change the type of a column in next gen projects?

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carolyn french Community Leader Feb 05, 2020

Hi Philipp,

For future reference, it's actually better if you post a new question, so that you will get prompt attention.

Are you able to click on the plus to the right side of the board to add a new column "Done" again? If this doesn't answer your question, then please feel free to post a new question in the next gen category. For your second question, I'm not sure what you mean by type of column.


Can we setup quick filters on boards ?  I really liked that

This is my question.  Quick filters are appreciated by my team members.  Is this a feature we can use in Next Gen projects?

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Same issue as Phillip. It appears it isn't possible to assign column type on a next-gen board (whether should be considered as 'in progress' or 'done' or 'not started'). This was possible with old style boards.

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I am also looking for information on how to configure cards on the board in a next-gen project.

Specifically, I have enabled a "Reviewer" custom field for sub-tasks, but we need to be able to see who the reviewer is while looking at the board for that field to be useful. Is this currently possible, and if not, has it already been requested / is there an issue I could watch?

carolyn french Community Leader Jul 12, 2019

Hi Jennifer, can you post your question as a new one please? You will get more visibility and answers usually. I'm not sure if what you ask can be done.

I took a look for the best issue I could find to relate to what you ask and you found it already too :)

Best of luck!

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