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Add a new component

You must have the project administrator role in your project to do the things described on this page. Learn more about project roles in company-managed projects.

To add a new component to your Jira Softwaresite:

  1. From your project’s sidebar, select Project settings > Components. Select Create component.

  2. Give the component a meaningful name and description. This description appears as a tooltip when hovering over a component label.

  3. There are two optional steps when creating a new component.

    1. Set a component lead. This is usually the team lead responsible for overseeing work associated with the component.

    2. Set a default assignee for issues created with the component. Learn more about the default assignee for components.

  4. Select Save.

When you add components to your project, a new Components field appears on your project's issues.

You can also search using this component as part of your JQL. Learn how to use JQL to search for issues.

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