After some time digging about this feature, I find out that this functionality is not possible at this moment.
We had a feature request in the past asking for this functionality, however, our developers have decided to not implement it due to the small number of requests:
They have stated that they will not implement it. They have a very monolithic system and even with their Rest APIs you can guess that all they have is an old JSP server and there is no way they can implement much new functionality. Our best bet is to switch to another product and let Attlassian come with another product or buy another one.
but they already have the "Next Gen" product, which also does not have this feature..
Our best bet is to switch to another product and let Attlassian come with another product or buy another one.
Probably right, but unfortunately often we have to work with what the customer uses so there is not always a choice in that matter.
I use Trello because they have this and Atlassian bought it. Their 'nextGen' it is probably just a new version of their monolithic system. They need a new product from scratch. Microservices and move away from JSP. I am using their products less and less just because of this. Microsoft will catch up with the acquisitions they are making an how they are integrating everything with Azure.
Atlassian needs to restructure or die.
I had this request recently.
Crazy this feature is not implemented. Just wanted to throw this out here. We have started using colored emojis in the label itself, then in Board settings show labels on issue.
Only tested on KanBan boards.
I've had best luck in copying the single emoji from the site I linked above. The "copy" feature they give on the site doesn't work for me in Jira. So I find the emoji I want, highlight the one they have next to the name, copy that and paste at the end of a label.
Hope that helps
The emojis does seem like the easiest solution. Another thing people can try (if you know CSS) is using a browser extension like Stylebot to add custom CSS, using a selector based on the tag's text. Of course each person viewing the board needs to do it themselves if they want it.
"however, our developers have decided to not implement it due to the small number of requests"
Seriously ?? Jira not having coloured labels by default on day 1 in mid-2020 ... 🤔
It is critical to many people that are working in different fields.
A reason I would stop using Jira if I can't find an easy solution in the coming days.
I selected Jira to be more productive, not to waste time on extra learning, baby-sitting the solution or change my ways of working. (wasted more than 30mn only for this 😡)
I moved to Trello. Then Atlassian acquired it. I have one paid add-on for burn rate charts that belongs to Atlassian too.
I think it is time to move on and reject Jira until they awake on their laurels. Azure DevOps has surpassed Jira a long time ago. Github purchase made it even better.
Atlassian has lost interest in the on-premise software in favour of their cloud-based subscription. And even there they cannot add a simple functionality like this and you get this and more for free in Azure DevOps.
I am only sticking to Trello because it has a nice desktop app. If Azure DevOps released an app then I'd move on to them very quickly.
This is an example of how a good company screwed it up with cockiness and prepotency towards customers and I hear towards employees as well.
PLEASE VOTE FOR THESE ISSUES!!! Server:
Atlassian is using the lack of votes to justify ignoring implementing this feature.
I found a decent alternative by creating custom Issue types in the new 'next gen' UI: https://community.atlassian.com/t5/Jira-articles/Understanding-issue-types-in-jira/ba-p/1497237?jira_cloud_basics_1=&link_1=&ref=community_jira&showcase=. At least you can pick the icon for the cards.
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