Can we add a Release Notes field and specify the audience?

In another system I used previously, we were able to add release notes directly to the Story and Bug tickets. We were also able to use a pick list to specify who the release notes would be applicable (Internal, External, Support, Sales, Training, Customers, etc.)

This way when the tickets were written so were the release notes. Then when we were ready to release we could pull all of the release notes at once for creating the appropriate documentation for the scheduled release.

Is there anything in Jira we could use for that?

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Jira does have a release note function, but it doesn't do a lot more than generate text or html from a set of standard fields.

It is however, one of only two things where Atlassian recommend changing the code - they have docs on editing the release note templates so that you can include your own custom fields like "release note for this bug".    (Assumes you are on Server, not Cloud)

Thanks for the response.

Unfortunately, we are on cloud.

It would be a great feature to have and a big time saver.

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Timothy Chin Community Champion Jan 05, 2018

This would be a long way to achieve what you want.

Create 2 fields:

  • Select list to know who the release note is for
  • Release Note text area field

Since Jira's release note are based on version, you can run a JQL against the version and grab the field and the values out.

Thanks but I was under the impression custom fields can't be done on the cloud version.

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