Check out the follow-up to our Fields release with two new opinionated fields - Priority and Severity Fields! The Priority Field should be used to filter and sort Stories in order of priority. The Severity Field should be used to filter and sort Stories in order of Severity.
These Fields will help provide additional categorization of your work. Our goal with Fields is to provide enough structure to organize, but also enough flexibility to let you represent your work and processes in Shortcut the way you like to work in real life. Learn how to get your Fields set up over at our Help Center.
These Fields show up in your Workspace on:
Filter by Fields on the:
Reminder: Fields are configured at the Workspace level and only your Admin can update the Field values. Field Values are set by the Admin to help your organization enforce structure and process. The Fields can be enabled or disabled for the Workspace.
Priority indicates the importance of a specific Story relative to other Stories. The Priority Field should be used to filter and sort Stories in order of priority.
The Priority Field can support up to 5 values. Each value has a specifically designed icon to ensure you can quickly see and understand the Priority based on the icon alone. Each value can be renamed and disabled or enabled, but you cannot change the order of the values or icons.
There is purposefully no changing the icon or colors to help maintain the order of the icons. Here are your options for Priority Fields:
Priority Field Use Cases
Severity indicates the impact of a specific bug relative to other bugs. The Severity Field should be used to filter and sort Stories in order of Severity. This will help you visually see "How bad is it?" when looking at a Bug Story.
Once Severity is enabled, the Field will only show up and appear on Bug-type Stories.
Please note that the Severity Field (like Priority) has five values out of the box. You can not change the number of values, but you can only toggle each value on and off - there is no reordering.
There is purposefully no changing the icon or colors to help maintain the order of the icons. Here are your options:
Severity Field Use Cases
If you are currently using Labels to mark priority and severity here are some helpful tips for transitioning
Note: We enforce a 500 item limit on the bulk edit right now.
What is the difference between Fields and Custom Fields?
Fields are Shortcut defined - the Field name and description cannot be changed. However, the values associated with Fields can be changed. Fields have been initially developed to help our customers move away from Projects.
Custom Fields will allow you to define Field names and values to fit your process.
Who will have access to Fields?
All plans will have access to the following Fields:
Who will have access to Custom Fields?
Team, Business, and Enterprise customers will have access to Custom Fields. More details will be shared when Custom Fields are released.
Free and Legacy Standard customers will not have access to Custom Fields.
How are Fields different from Labels?
Fields help you establish a more structured process in your Workspace. Because Fields and their values are controlled by your Admin, there is more structure to Fields over Labels.
Labels are great because anyone in your organization can create them, but they lack the structure of Fields. You should use Labels as a lightweight but unstructured way to organize your work.