Showing results for 
Search instead for 
Did you mean: 
Sign up Log in

Next challenges

Recent achievements

  • Global
  • Personal


  • Give kudos
  • Received
  • Given


  • Global

Trophy case

Kudos (beta program)

Kudos logo

You've been invited into the Kudos (beta program) private group. Chat with others in the program, or give feedback to Atlassian.

View group

It's not the same without you

Join the community to find out what other Atlassian users are discussing, debating and creating.

Atlassian Community Hero Image Collage

Can't add columns to Next Gen board

Hiya (as an admin) I haven't been able to add new columns to a next Gen board for over a week now. I get the message 'Something's gone wrong An error occurred on our end...', I have tried chrome and Edge, with no luck. Anyone had this?Jira3.png

5 answers

2 accepted

2 votes
Answer accepted

Hey @Peigi MacKillop

I suggest opening an internal ticket to check your problem at the portal below:

Additionally, I worked with a customer that was facing a similar problem a while ago, and he was able to work around it by using the "Manage Workflow" menu to properly create the columns to the Next-gen board:

Screen Shot 2021-01-26 at 11.14.53.png

Can you check if you are able to do that?

Yes, that has worked, many thanks.

Andrew Kendris Community Leader Jan 26, 2021

Ah nice - thank you @Petter Gonçalves ! 

0 votes
Answer accepted
Andrew Kendris Community Leader Feb 05, 2021

@Peigi MacKillop I just wanted to circle back on this one as I got resolution with Atlassian support today.  It appears that our issue was because we were on VPN and the issue was on the firewall.

If you haven't already, it would be good to raise this internally for your IT team, maybe they could whitelist the Atlassian IPs to make sure that everything is allowed to not impact your experience while using Jira. Also, this is another documentation that has additional IP's from the one that I've shared above.

Many thanks for that, it's really helpful.

0 votes

Hello @Peigi MacKillop ,


Next gen projects are simple. which are used for hands-on for Jira for new users and when you no need customizations to workflows / screen / boards.

You can't allowed to add columns in Next Gen projects.



It allowed me to add columns previously. I set the board up last week and it allowed me to add a column.

Can you please recheck once.

May be it is created in Classic project or something.

Jira4.pngHi, it is definitely a a next-gen board I have tried upper case, lower, spaces, without spaces and it won't work.

0 votes
Prince Nyeche Community Leader Jan 26, 2021

Hi @Peigi MacKillop 

Welcome to community! Most probably you've encountered this bug. When a wrong character encoding has caused a duplicated column in the background for the workflow. have you tried creating another column with a different name? For this type of situation, you will need to reach out to Atlassian support so they can fix it for you. 

It's definitely a next gen board, I have tried upper case. lower, with spaces, without, etc. etc. :-(

Prince Nyeche Community Leader Jan 26, 2021

Then most probably its a bug on the workflow.  I've asked Atlassian, to reach out on this post.

Like Peigi MacKillop likes this
0 votes
Andrew Kendris Community Leader Jan 26, 2021

@Peigi MacKillop

I encountered the same issue yesterday and raised an internal service ticket with Atlassian. If I get any further information, I'll loop back to this post and let you know of my findings.

Suggest an answer

Log in or Sign up to answer
Site Admin
Community showcase
Published in Next-gen

Feature Announcement: Jira Software Next-gen Workflows Transitions: In Progress -> Done

Hello Jira Software next-gen fans, My name is Bryan Lim and I'm a Product Manager working on next-gen. Today, I'm pleased to announce the launch of Workflow Transitions in next-gen. Workflo...

4,721 views 37 27
Read article

Community Events

Connect with like-minded Atlassian users at free events near you!

Find an event

Connect with like-minded Atlassian users at free events near you!

Unfortunately there are no Community Events near you at the moment.

Host an event

You're one step closer to meeting fellow Atlassian users at your local event. Learn more about Community Events

Events near you