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Jira Quick Start Guide

By : Ravi Sagar
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Jira Quick Start Guide

By: Ravi Sagar

Overview of this book

Jira is an issue tracker and project management system. With their latest release, the Jira team has now expanded their user base to agile teams as well as business teams. This book provides a comprehensive explanation covering all major components of Jira, including Jira Software, Jira Core, and Jira Service Desk. This book starts with an introduction to Jira's unique features and how it can be used as an issue-tracking tool. It will then teach you about how a new project is created by a Jira administrator, what responsibilities there are, and using correct and relevant schemes in your project. You will then learn how to configure project workflows and fields for project screens. You will understand the various permissions used in projects and the importance of project roles in Jira. Then, the book talks about the concepts of versions acting as milestones and using components when handling issues in your projects. It will then focus on analysing data using built-in reports and creating dashboards in Jira. At the end, it will discuss various best practices for users as well as project managers or project administrators.
Table of Contents (10 chapters)

Adding new custom fields in Jira

In the previous chapter, we created a custom workflow that we want to use with the Bug issue type. We learned how to map this new workflow to the Bug issue type. This is great because the life cycle of the bug will be different compared to other issue types in Jira. However, we want to customize our project further; we want to capture additional information from the user who is reporting a bug. The additional information will be nothing but a new field in Jira, better known as a Custom fields.

Two new fields are required in our project: Steps to reproduce and Type of Bug. The first field will be a text field where the user can enter text freely, but the second field will be a drop-down from where user needs to select an item. Let's now add these two fields to our instance.

Perform the following steps to add a custom field:

  1. In your Jira instance...