Create and edit issues and subtasks on the calendar

Before you begin

In order to create and edit issues and subtasks, you’ll need the create issue and edit issue permission.

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Create an issue on the calendar

There are a few ways to create issues on the calendar:

  1. Select the date the issue will be due on the calendar. This will automatically become the due date of the issue. A text field will appear.

  2. Give your issue a name.

  3. Choose which type of issue you’d like to create from the dropdown (if your project has more than one issue type). All issue types associated with your business project except for subtasks, will be included. Learn more about creating subtasks.

  4. Press enter on your keyboard to create your issue.

alt="Creating an issue in the Calendar view."

Learn how to create an issue anywhere in Jira.

Another way you can create an issue that will already have the start date and due date filled in is by:

  1. Select and drag your cursor across multiple dates to create an issue. This will automatically become the start and due date of the issue.

  2. A text field will appear. Start typing to give your issue a name.

  3. Choose which type of issue you’d like to create from the dropdown. All issue types associated with your business project except for subtasks, will be included. Learn more about creating subtasks.

  4. Press enter on your keyboard to create your issue. The issue will appear in the calendar spanned across the dates you’ve selected.

alt="Creating an issue across multiple dates in the Calendar."

Manage your issue’s start and due dates from within the calendar

You can manage your issue’s start date and due dates from within the calendar without opening the issue’s detailed view.

  • To move the issue to a different due date, drag and drop it to the new due date

  • Adjust an issue’s start and end dates by selecting and dragging the edges of the issue. You can drag the right edge across multiple days to extend the due date or change the start date by dragging the left edge in either direction.

alt="User drags the sides of the issue on the calendar to adjust the due date of the issue.

View and edit issues in more detail on the calendar

To view an issue in more detail on the calendar:

  1. Select the issue you want to edit.

  2. The issue view will open, where you can view and edit its description, status, assignee, and other information in more detail.

alt="Editing an issue in the calendar board view."

Learn more about editing issues.

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