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Configure versions in a scrum project

A version is a set of features and fixes released together as a single update to your application. Assigning issues to versions helps you plan the order in which new features (stories) for your application will be released to your customers. 

In Jira, you can view your issues according to which version they belong to. You can also drag-and-drop issues into a version to assign them to it, which you should do before you start work on the issues. This helps you plan your upcoming versions, which may span multiple sprints.

Before you begin

Manage versions

  1. Go to the Backlog of your Scrum project.

  2. Open the version panel by using the toggle in the version filter dropdown.



Add a new version

In the version panel, select + Create version.


The Start Date is used to give you a more accurate Version Report in cases where you might plan a version many weeks or even months in advance, but not actually commence work until closer to the release date.

The End Date is used to calculate the days remaining in a release on the Release Hub.

Update a version's details

To expand a version’s details, select the chevron () next to a version’s name.

Select View details to view the version in the Release Hub, where you can update the version’s details.

Add an issue to a version

Drag and drop the issue onto the version in the panel.

Remove an issue from a version

Drag and drop the issue onto the Issues without versions section in the panel.

Filter issues by version

Select the relevant version in the panel to show only issues in that version.

To remove the filter, ensure that no version is selected in the panel.


  • In the version panel, versions with at least 1 issue will have a progress bar to indicate how your team is progressing with the work added to that version. The bar shows the number of issues in each status category (To Do, In Progress, Done).

  • You can use the JQL fixVersion  field to search for a version's issues. See What is advanced searching in Jira Cloud? for details.

Need help? If you can't find the answer you need in our documentation, we have other resources available to help you. See Getting help.

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