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Checklist for Jira - Version 6.1 (Server/Data Center)

This release adds functionality to your checklist template. Users can tag their favorite templates while admins can pin templates for quick access.
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May 30, 2022

Version 6.1.0 will be released on June 1st, 2022.

Template improvements

Template list in issues

Users can now browse templates from issues, which will give them access to more features regarding templates.

Template owners

Users can now be marked as template owners, allowing them to edit templates through the template list opened from issues. By default, the creator of a template will become its owner.

Administrators are allowed to change the owner of a template.

After upgrading to 6.1, existing templates will have no owner.

This feature require the Create/Edit Templates from Checklists parameter to be enabled.

Favorite templates

Users can now favorite templates, making them available in the “Quick import” section of the template dropdown.

Pinned templates

Administrators and project administrators can now pin importable templates, making them available for all users in the Quick import section of the template dropdown.

Issue conversion improvements

Automatic issue links from item conversions

You can select an issue link type which will be used to automatically create an issue link between the issue created from the conversion and the original issue.
In the Convert items to issues dialog, the selected issue link type will be pre-selected.

Issue keys in converted items

Converting items used to rename the items with the freshly created issue’s key. This approach didn’t work well with global items since these items cannot be renamed. The resulting issue key is now stored separately and can be seen at a glance in the items.

Before / After

New features

Item user assignment in configuration

You can now assign users anywhere the Assign Users feature is enabled:

  • Global items
  • Default local items
  • Templates
  • Modify Checklists post functions

User assignment will follow user permissions once set in issues.

Bulk update items under a section heading

It is now possible to access the Bulk Editor in each of the section headings' menu, which will only update items in that specific heading.

Compact view

A more compact view is available to help scrolling in longer checklists.

Standard view / Compact View

Standard view / Compact View

Default mandatory state of items

The default mandatory state of items can now be configured.


We’ve added and documented new REST APIs to use.


  • POST Create templates
  • PUT Update templates
  • GET Get templates
  • DELETE Delete templates
  • POST Favorite templates
  • DELETE Unfavorite templates

App Parameters

  • GET Get parameters
  • PUT Update parameters
  • GET Get examples

Default local items parameters

  • GET Get parameters

Show only checked items

Select to have the checklist behave like a standard Checkboxes custom field where only checked items are displayed in the preview.

Breaking changes

The allMandatoryItemsChecked() search function’s behavior is changing

Before this release, the allMandatoryItemsChecked() function returned issues where the checklist either had all of its mandatory items checked or contained no mandatory items at all. With this change, the function requires the checklist to contain at least one mandatory item.

This rule applies to both the positive and the negative filters.


The following table shows the difference of results if you were to use the Checklist = allMandatoryItemsChecked() function.

Before 6.1 / After 6.1


  • CHK-1253 The “Convert to subtask” menu action is hidden if you cannot create a subtask in the current issue.
  • CHK-1263  Improved the interface of the checklist configuration pages across the App.

Jacek Jaroczyński

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