View your work in a list

Jira Work Management’s list view sorts all your project’s work into a single list that can be quickly scanned and sorted by category. You can also use the list to add, edit, and view issues in your project.

alt="Work viewed as a list"

Create an issue from your list

To create an issue from the list view:

  1. Select the Add item button at the bottom of the list.

  2. Give your issue a name based on what work needs to be done.

  3. On your keyboard, press enter to create or escape to cancel.

Once you’ve created an issue, it will be added to your project with an automatically assigned issue key and a to do status.

alt="Add an item to list view."

Customize your list by adding or removing fields

Every team has different needs, so you might need to add or remove fields so only the most important information is displayed in your list.

If you’d like to customize the fields you see

  1. Select plus icon :plus: at the top right of your list. A drop-down menu will appear.

  2. Use the checkboxes to display and hide fields from your list.

Project admins can set up custom fields that can be used in your list view, although only a limited set of custom field types are supported at the moment. Learn more about setting up custom fields.

alt="Adding and removing fields in list view."

Quickly edit an issue

The list view allows you to quickly and easily make changes to your issues without having to open them individually.

To edit an issue from the list view:

  1. Select which field you’d like to edit.

  2. If it’s text, just start typing and press enter when you’re finished.

  3. If it’s a selection, select the correct value from the drop-down menu.

  4. Your changes will be applied instantly.

alt="Editing an issue in list view."

View and edit issues in more detail

You can view any of the issues on your project’s list by selecting the relevant issue key in the Key column. Once you’ve opened the issue you can add more details such as a description, assignee, or subtasks. Learn how to update an issue’s details.

Here are the steps:

  1. Select the specific issue in the Key column. There’s an open icon (↗️) next to each specific issue.

  2. View your issue in more detail once the modal opens.

Here’s what it should look like:

alt="View and edit issues in more detail."
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