Configure project key at project creation Edited

Currently the only way I can see to edit a project key is to create a project, then edit the project key to change from the Jira auto-assigned default. The project board is then automatically named after the default key and results in annoying extra reconfiguring.

Is there a way to set the desired project key at project creation?

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Alex Christensen Community Champion Jan 09, 2018

When you create a new project, Jira offers a suggestion of what the project key should be, but you should be able to click inside that project key field during project creation and change the suggested key to whatever you'd like.

I haven't encountered this issue in awhile (and can't recreate it right now to test), but I have encountered an issue where I couldn't change the project key during creation after I had entered the new project's name and the project key was auto-populated. If I recall the workaround I used, I believe I entered the project key first, then the project name. At little wonky, but I eventually got it to work.

I'm operating on the latest UI and I don't see the project key suggestion at project creation that you're referring to. I've attached screenshots detailing my process and the results.

The Create Project ScreenScreen Shot 2018-01-10 at 10.03.11 am.pngThe Details Page of the Created ProjectScreen Shot 2018-01-10 at 10.03.42 am.png

I, too, find this infuriating in the new UI. And since Keys can't be re-used I'm accidentally eating up key namespace simply because I can't edit it before the project is created.

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