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Issue Templates for Jira
Server/Data Center Cloud
Issue Templates for Jira

Server/Data Center

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Last updated Aug 27, 2020

Apply Template

Learn how to apply a template to an existing issue.

Apply template allows you to autofill fields in an already created issue, with values defined in a template. Apart from that, it can generate sub-tasks under the target issue.

Note
  • Before you start, check the template’s Set of fields tab. If you leave an empty value there, nothing will be populated.
  • Remember to add the Template custom field to the Edit Issue screen in your target project’s settings.
Warning

Apply template doesn’t support the Epic and Story issue types.

Apply a template to an issue

Steps

To apply a template:

  1. Create an issue or open an existing one.
  2. Click on More in the issue view.
  3. Select Apply Template.
  4. Select a template from the list.
  5. Click Apply.
Issue Templates for Jira - Apply a Template to an Existing Issue
Issue Templates for Jira - Apply a Template to an Existing Issue

Result: Issue fields have been overwritten with values from the template.

Note

Templates are applied together with their sub-tasks only if the sub-template’s Stage is empty, and the post function Create Structure is added to the Create issue screen in your target project. Read more about it here.