Customising Board Columns

Modified on Wed, 26 Oct 2022 at 09:34 PM

Board columns keep board cards organised in their various stages of progress. They can be used to create a workflow where cards are easily dragged and dropped across columns between start and finish stages! Or, they can simply act as a place to keep track of the number of tasks are open at any given stage! 

By default, a new board has the following three columns:

  • Not Started
  • In Progress
  • Completed

However, you can change these columns to reflect any status that your board requires. There is no limit to the number of columns you can add to a board, and they can be arranged as you like, to suit the workflow that the board requires.

NOTE: The status of the tasks in the right column of a board is always set to Completed, regardless of the column name. The status of the tasks in the preceding columns is set to Open.

Board settings page

You can customise board columns at the time of the board creation, or by navigating to the Board settings page if the board already exists. 

  • To access the board settings page, click on the Edit button on the top right of the board, or backlog page.

Note: Only Board owners can access the board settings page and customise themes.

Customising board columns

The board column section of the board settings page allows you to create new columns, update the column definition, or delete existing columns.

Each column must have a status name. The list of owners and the expected resolution time can also be set for each column.

  • To add a new column, click on the Add Column button.

  • To reorder columns, click and drag on the spine of the column card.

  • To delete a column, click on the x icon.

NOTE: You need to save the changes for them to be applied. 

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