I noticed that with a recent release, JIRA (cloud version) has a Location field in the board settings and when you create a board. What is the function of this field? What happens when you have a board built pulling in issues from more than one project and the field can only handle one entry?
This location field just determines where else this board might appear in Jira. For example if you choose to associate it with a specific project, then when you navigate to that project landing page, you can then see which boards are paired to this project.
Boards in this project show this:
In my case I created a new board in addition to the default scrum board. My additional board is called "all" in this case.
If you set this location field to be your profile, then this board would not appear on this project view.
This new feature was also blogged about recently in Boards in the new JIRA experience
@Andy Heinzer, when a board doesn't have a specific location, so it's natural place is to be assigned to a profile not a project, it appears as though no one else can see it on the mobile App and this is causing some real issues for us.
We use centralised (locationless, in 'New JIRA' terms) boards to feed issues into different teams from multiple 'Projects', which effectively act as platform backlogs. These boards currently sit in the process facilitator's (my) profile... so I can see them on the App, but no one else can, which completely defeats the point. :)
Am I missing a setting somewhere? It would be REALLY helpful, if not essential, if it was possible to share boards, as you share filters. Either that, or to have the ability to create locations that aren't project specific, not unlike the ability to add project categories.
I hope that makes sense?
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