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How can I ensure "Create" always creates for the current project?


When I am on a kanban board I find it quite cumbersome to add new issues. The blue Create-button at the top doesn't always default to the current project - which makes me add issues to wrong projects. Also, my columns of the Kanban-board don't show a + (plus)-sign button to use to create a ticket in a column.

The last thing might have something to do with the fact that this board also shows items from other projects. However, in another kanban board, which shows only one project, I also don't see the plus-button at the bottom. 

Hope someone can tell me how to do this most easily.

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Vero Rivas Community Leader Jun 17, 2021

Thanks - I tried the Add Item link in the left bar, but that will open a new window instead of doing an action in the interface. Is there somesort of Javascript that I can use the invoke the Create Issue dialog with the current project?

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Daniel Ebers Community Leader Jun 20, 2021

Hi @Gabriël van der Kruijk

in a Kanban Backlog I am offered the option to create directly a new issue in there.


I seem to have understood, the rough idea is to create a new issue in backlog and then drag it into one of the columns in Kanban board.
I also do not have an option to create a new issue directly in Kanban board.
The create button (as far as I remember) does not always "know" in which project you currently "are".


Thanks - I see this. Also I've seen the business boards with "Create Issue" at the bottom of each column, which I think is the easiest solution. Very weird that Create doesn't just create for the current Project of which the board is a part - doesn't seem to hard to discover to me.

Daniel Ebers Community Leader Jun 27, 2021

After some research I believe there is a Suggestion exactly tailored to your request:

However, kindly double check if the Suggestion is reflecting your situation.
If so, you could click on "Vote for this issue" - alongside with "Start watching this issue", then you will get updates regarding its progress.


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