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Why is can't I add a column to my board?

There is no button to add a column to my board. I am the only user of the project and it is a free project. I am using a Kanban board.

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Hi @Dave Burrells ,

Welcome to the community.

Only board administrators or system administrators can add columns in the board.


Hi @Dave Burrells,

First of all check whether your project is next-gen or a classic project. In next-gen you have this option to add a column to your board:

Screenshot 2020-11-01 at 13.52.58.png

In a classic project, columns on the board are managed in a different way. You need to get into Board Configuration from the Boar Setting of your board, in the top right corner:

Screenshot 2020-11-01 at 14.06.52.png


Once you are in there, you add columns by mapping statuses to columns. For guidelines on how to do that, see Atlassian documentation.

And also what @Ollie Guan_携程 is saying.  

I have a classic project but I dont have these options. Could it be because I am in a free version of JIRA?

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