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How to create an Issue type scheme in JIRA?

Hey guys, in this post will learn about how to create an Issue type scheme in JIRA.

Issue type scheme controls which issue types will be available to a set of JIRA projects.

Pre-requisite : If you don’t have a JIRA account create one here Create JIRA account.

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Step 1 : Click Administration Settings icon and Select Issues option from the list.

Step 2 : In the next screen, Click Issue type scheme in the side panel.

Step 3 : In the next window,

There are two types of Issue type scheme in JIRA. They are,

  1. Default Issue type scheme – All newly create Issue types will be listed under this scheme.
  2. Scrum Issue type scheme – Agile scrum projects will use this scheme.

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Click Add Issue type scheme to create a new Issue type scheme

Step 4 : In the next window,

  1. Enter Scheme Name
  2. Enter Description
  3. Select Default Issue type for the scheme
  4. Drag & drop Issue types for scheme from available Issue types and Vice versa

Issue types order can also be re-arranged (moving up or down) according to our project needs.

Note : To add new Issue type to this scheme, Click Add Issue type on the top right.

Once all the information are entered, Click Save

Step 5 : Issue type scheme created successfully

Step 6 : To associate projects with this newly created scheme, Click Associate

Step 7 : In the next screen, Select the project (multi-select allowed), Click Associate and follow migration steps until finish to complete the association.

Step 8 : Edit or delete Issue type scheme by clicking Edit or Delete option

Once Issue type scheme is created, Issue type scheme can be re-used across multiple projects which are similar.

In my next post, will learn about how to create a Workflow in JIRA.

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