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Categorize items in your list view

Categories are only available for new business projects right now

Organize and break down your team’s work by grouping your items by category. Use categories to classify your project’s items or represent a large body of work that can be broken down into a number of smaller items, or sometimes called ‘issues’ in Jira Work Management.

Display or hide the category field

To hide or display the category as a field on your list, you can:

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

  2. Use the checkbox to hide or display the Category field from your list.

alt="Displaying categories field to a Jira Work Management project's list view."

Add a category

Only admins can add categories

To add a new category to your items, you can:

  1. Select the cell in the row of the item you’d like to categorize, under the category field in your list.

  2. Enter a new name for your category, and press enter.

alt="Adding a new category in the list view in a Jira Work Management business project."

To add an existing category to your items, you can:

  1. Under the category field, select the cell in the row of the item you’d like to categorize.

  2. Select a category from the existing categories in your business project.

alt="Adding an existing category to the list view in a Jira Work Management business project."

Rename a category

Only admins can rename categories

To rename a category in your list, you can:

  1. Select the category that you’d like to edit.

  2. Select the edit icon .

  3. Enter a new name for your category, and press enter or the done icon .

alt="Renaming a category in the list view of a Jira Work Management project."

Delete a category

Only admins can delete categories

To delete a category in your list, you can:

  1. Select the category that you’d like to delete.

  2. Select the delete icon .

  3. Confirm that you want to delete your category by selecting Delete.

alt="Deleting a category in the list view from a Jira Work Management business project."

Group by category

Learn how to group your items in your list view.

Filter by category

Learn how to filter your items in your list view.

Additional Help