This new field has just appeared under administrators and there is no indication of it's purpose and I can't find anything in the help pages.
This change might be good "if your project has multiple boards."`as you say. But for the situation where you have multiple projects in a board, this change makes no sense - setting a project location for a multi-project board. Is there any way to disable this option or set the 'location' to be every project in the board?
I had to do some digging on this one too, however, here is what one of the Cloud Engineers showed me in the JIRA Software changes Migration Hub:
Locations for boards
In the new JIRA experience, boards now have a location — and the location of a board is the project that contains that board. This makes it easier for your to stay within project context while viewing work that's specific to your board — especially if your project has multiple boards.
For the most part, you won't notice this change, since we'll automatically choose the most logical location for your boards. Don't worry, you can still change this location as you see fit. However, one change you'll notice is that when you're creating a new board, you'll need to select a location for that board.
Hopefully that clears things up!
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