Components are a great tool to structure your Jira issues to enable better reporting and automation. But if setting them up in each project takes a long time, it might discourage you from using them.

Many companies have standardized their processes and have a set of components that can be shared across the projects. Why? They want to avoid duplications, misspelling, and general misuse of components.

Let's say we're developing the apps for Web and Mobile. The web application consists of different components than Mobile apps.

Every time we're about to start a new app project, we need to create these components. But if done manually, it can take a lot of time, especially if the project should have 20 and more components, and you create them often.

Let's have a look on a simple way to categorize and copy components into your new Jira project in two steps using Jira app Octo:

  • Label your existing components.
  • Select component label in project settings to import all components tagged with this label

1. Label your components

Create a group of components by tagging them with labels in Octo - Component management app for Jira.

In our case, we'll create two labels - "Web app" and "Mobile" and tag the components with them.

Assign labels to the Jira component
Assign labels to the Jira component

2. Import components

You can import components to your project by associating component labels in project settings.

So next time we'll be creating a new mobile app, we only need to create a new Jira project and import the "Mobile app" component label in the project settings. All components are then created automatically. 🎉

Import components to your Jira project
Import components to your Jira project

And we're all done. Less time spent on manual setup - more time for delivering the results!

This feature is now available on Octo - Component management app for Jira Cloud, and you can get 30 days trial for free.