Inline editing allows you to quickly update your tasks on the same page instead of jumping between several edit pages. Once you modify a particular field, a change will be instantly reflected on the board, the host platform (your Jira instance currently used), and external platforms (if they are connected).
Depending on the module structure, inline changes can be made in various areas, as presented in the table.
|Area / Module||Inline editing is available for||Example|
|Overview||Column views (Hierarchy mode & Timeline mode)|
|Gantt chart (task details dialog)|
To learn more about customizing Task Cards go to Card view creator.
Task details dialog (Task details)
|Teams||Membership period ("Start Date")|
|Team member "Availability"|
|Calendar||Calendar view / Dashboard|
|BigPicture Administration||Administration → Resources → Skills|
You can edit inline:
- fields that are synchronized with external platforms
- BigPicture built-in fields (that can't be synchronized with external platforms), such as "Color"
The following table presents a list of field types that can be edited inline.
|"Text single line" type custom fields|
|"Number" type custom fields|
|Date||"Date Picker" Jira fields|
|Built-in fields, e.g., "End Date", "Start Date"|
|Fields where data type = date|
|Select list (single choice)||"Select list (single choice)" type custom fields|
|Estimation data||"Original Estimate"|
This applies when Jira workflow displays any extra screen (this typically contains Resolution, but could also be any other field e.g. time spent or version). Even if the screen contains only fields which are not required, a user has to go to Jira to close the task.
"Basic Task status"
Basic Task can have 3 statuses: To-do, In progress, Done. When creating new Basic Task every new task has automatically To-do status. The tasks are not built-in fields in BigPicture, and not integrated with Jira. More information is available in Concept of a field.
|BigPicture built-in fields |
(can’t be mapped to display values from external tools)
|"Duration Working Days"|
|"Workload Contouring Mode"|
"Duration Working Days" can be edited when the "Scheduling Mode" field is set to "Manual" or "Auto top-down". Modifying the value will result in adjusting the "Start Date" and "End Date" fields to new duration in working days. The value cannot be set to "0". BigPicture reverts such a change to the previous value.
There is a group of fields that cannot be edited inline, e.g., the "Team", "Label", "Sprint", "Icon", and "URL link" fields.
- The inline editing will be disabled when aggregations are selected for a particular column.
- Inline editing is possible for fields that can be edited and are not blocked by other settings or factors. As an example, if the "Scheduling Mode" is set to "Locked", you will not be able to edit the "Start Date" and "End Date" fields.