Building a Structure Manually
Building a structure manually allows you complete freedom in terms of choosing only the issues you want to include within your structure and arranging (or rearranging) them to your exact needs. When you add items to a structure manually, their position is stored within the Structure app itself – so you're free to move things anywhere you like, without affecting the issues in Jira.
Changes to issue properties from within Structure are reflected in Jira, regardless of how your structure is built.
Step 1: Open the Secondary Panel
To manually add issues to your structure, use the Add | Search & Add toolbar button in the top left corner of the Structure Menu. Or you can get the same results by clicking the Layout control in the top right corner and choosing Double Grid.
Step 2: Search for Issues
Step 3: Add Issues to Your Structure
Adding the Same Issue Multiple Times
Issues can appear more than once within a structure. For example, a single task might be a requirement for multiple stories - so you may want to include it beneath all of those stories.
To add an issue to multiple locations in a structure, simply drag the issue from the Secondary Panel again (or even several times). You can also copy an issue from within a structure, using drag and copy – just hold the CTRL key while you move the issue ( Option key on Macs).
Step 4: Organize Your Issues
Once issues have been added to your structure, you can move them around or arrange them into a hierarchy using drag-and-drop or the control buttons in the toolbar above the structure board.
We'll discuss more about moving issues in Working with Structure.
Congratulations! You've created your first structure. Now let's learn how to make dynamic structures that will unleash the full power of your newest productivity tool.
Now that you've learned three different ways to create new structures, let's take a look at what you can do with those structures.