How to display issues within a Calendar

Published : June 11th, 2021

Deprecation notice: As of 15th June 2021, this tutorial is no longer valid.

There is a completely separate addon Issue Calendar for Jira that visualizes your issues within a nice clear calendar. You can ๐Ÿ‘‰ check out here.

Event Calendar for Jira addon support a feature, that will allow you to display issues from your Jira project inside the calendar.

In order to do that, you need to configure the Calendar properly, so as it is able to display issues.

In this tutorial you’ll learn, how to configure the Calendar to display Jira issues.


1. Create a calendar

In order for you to display issues inside a Calendar, you need to have a Calendar ready. Check out the tutorial ๐Ÿ‘‰ How to create a new Calendar and then get to this tutorial to continue the configuration process.

Note: If you have a calendar already created, you can skip this step and move on to the 2nd step.

2. Attach the Calendar into a project

In order for you to display issues from a project, you need to connect the Jira project with your Calendar.

Check out the tutorial ๐Ÿ‘‰ How to attach a Calendar into a Jira project in order to do just that and then, get back to this tutorial.

3. Turn on option to display issues

Don’t worry, the hardest part (i.e. attaching a project to the Calendar) is done, now the easy part.

Find your Calendar and click “Edit”.

A dialog with Calendar configuration shows up, where you’ll switch to the tab “Issues“.

Within this dialog window you’re going to turn on the option “Display issues from projects“.

4. Configure “Start date” and “Due date”

The last step is going to be configuring fields “Start date” and “Due date“.

Note: This is an important step, do not skip.

Wrapping up

In this tutorial you’ll learnt how to configure the Calendar to display issues from your projects.

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