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How can I access to the create Priority Scheme?

I'm trying to create differents priority cateogries for differents project, and I saw in the community that Jira has an option to create Priority Scheme and assign them to an specific project, but I cannot see that option, seems like is disable or hidden.


I'm using this Jira version:


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Cloud does not yet have priority schemes.  You still have the single global "scheme" that applies to all projects.

too bad, I'm dealing with a project that needs different kind of priorities and is kind of annoying to have ALL that priorities that won't be used.


Do you know if there is another option to set specific priorirites to a project? I mean some ad-don or something like that?

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Eh?  That can't help you.  Cloud is a different product to Server.  It doesn't have the priority schemes.

There are no add-ons that I know of that provide it (I don't think they can, because the priority is system stuff)

Oh! Ok I see now, well thanks anyway for your help and comments!!


Is it on the roadmap to add Priority Schemes to Cloud? 

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Is there any update on this as I need to add different Priorities to different projects using JIRA cloud

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Nope, there's no change, Atlassian have no plans to bring priority schemes to Cloud.

I think this could be helpful, as well, so I created this Feature Idea for this: 

You can vote for "Priority schemes" in Jira Cloud here:

will this be changed for the cloud version? it's been asked for several times 

Cloud is not going to get priority schemes apparently.  Next-Gen projects may enable per-project priorities internally though.

seriously???? It is very important to be able to set your own priority schemes

You'll need to move to Server or DC if you want to have priority schemes.

With all due respect, that sucks.

If Jira Server can have priority schemes, then why can't Cloud?

Next-Gen is useless for our company but we could really do with priority schemes for proper projects in Jira Cloud.

Different software going in a different direction.  Atlassian have no plan for priority schemes in Cloud

Agreed, this is really really stupid. We pay a ton of money to Craplassian for JIRA and we really could benefit from different priority schemes as others here have also clamored for.


Please implement this... clearly it would be welcomed.

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Very disappointing that Jira Cloud has no priority schemes. Particularly since Atlassian is making everyone move from Server to Cloud.

Very important to us, since we have various types of projects ... some are internal, some are business managed and some are basically vendor lead with their own priority levels.

Please implement this ... it would be very welcome!

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Thanks for the work-around. I have the same issue.



I am facing the same issue. Looking for priority scheme to create more priority as per my projects and associate to related projects. This is a common feature and should include in Cloud version.

Hi, Jesus, how you create custom field for priorities to workaround this issue.

Well, you need to go to the Project's Setting and under the Issues Option go to the Custom fields section.

Son into there you can create a field with a type as "Select List (single choice)" and configure the priorities option.

Once you have your custom field created you need to associate it with a Screen, so for that you need to enter once again to the custom field screen and look for the one that you just create and then under the ellipsis symbol select the "Screen" option so you check the screen that is related to you project and you will have the field available for that screen you just need to go to that screen and make it visible.

Hope this information can help you!! 

Note: The problem here is that into your backlog view you wont have it available, you need to open each each to see that custom field.

Thanks Jesus,

I will try this.

Like Jake Yemtsov likes this

Hi Jesus,

not sure if you sorted the problem yet but I was having the same problem and saw a suggestion a in another ticket saying "create a custom field for priorities"; I haven't tried that yet (I'll try this afternoon) but it looks like the only feasible solution for me

Kind regards


The Priority Scheme is not available for Cloud Version, so maybe that's the reason you neither can do it.


But, yes, the costume field seems like is another way to do it, the only thing is that is difficult to set it as a part of the preview screen. or in the quick view from the backlog list, which is important to have it for the PO, you know! I mean for now the costume field is the only way to do it, I tried it and is ok.

Yes I'm Jira Admin but now I saw that for Cloud is not available that option :(

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My apologies, i should've noticed that you were using the cloud version.

Do you know if I can get the desktop version like for free trial, apply the configuration and then get the Cloud configured?

My answer to that seems to have vanished.

No, you can't - the schemes are done in code, not configuration.


Go to project settings of your project --> click on Priorities (as shown in attachment) --> Click on View Priority Schemes (as shown in attachment) --> Add a Priority --> Create a priority and associate with your project.


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I just can see that "Action" option :(


This is my screen and when I go to priorities those are the option that I get.


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