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Generate an Issue Template URL

We see you there, face in palm, asking yourself "How could this person possibly forget to assign this issue to a product?" We know this because we've experienced this ourselves. The values that we set for specific custom fields are tied to our working assignments and product release cycles. However, users who aren't members of our development team don't recognize the importance of these fields or are not aware of their use, and leave them empty. Wouldn't it be nice if they everyone created issues and provided all the required information?

If you find yourself in a situation where you would like to provide users with a predefined template for creating issues, you're in luck. At the bottom of the New Issue page is a Generate issue template URL link.

Link for generating an issue template URL.

This feature lets you set the custom fields and provide instructions for entering the issue description, then generate a link that stores this information. You can forward this link to a customer or colleague, post it on your website, or simply bookmark it for personal use.

The link opens the New Issue page with values set for all the custom fields and issue properties that were set at the moment the URL was generated.

To generate an issue template URL:

  1. Click the Issues link in the application header.

  2. Click the New Issue button in the header.

  3. Enter a default summary and description.

  4. Select the default values for the custom fields that you want to predefine for new issues.

  5. If desired, set the issue visibility.

  6. Click the Generate issue template URL link.

    The steps for generating an issue template URL.
    • When you click the link, the issue template URL is displayed in a tooltip. The URL is selected automatically, so you can copy it to the clipboard.

    A tooltip that displays an issue template URL.

Once you have generated the issue template URL, just copy it and share it as you see fit. For example, you can paste the URL into an article in your knowledge base that tells your teammates how to report issues in your project.

When a user who has permission to create issues in the project that is defined in the issue template URL clicks this link, the issue template is loaded into the New Issue page.

Last modified: 23 November 2023