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How to enable Jira Flagged or Impediment Field
How to enable Jira Flagged or Impediment Field

Enable Jira Flag Field at Kendis

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Written by Kendis Team
Updated over a week ago

Jira uses the "Flagged" field and it can be applied to any issue type like Story or Epic.

In Kendis you can enable that field

  • Go to "Board Settings --> Edit Board Settings --> Additional Fields"

  • Click on the checkbox "Enable Jira Flagged/Blocked Field"

  • You can enable this field for both Kendis only cards and Jira cards

  • Select the field name from Jira

  • Note: Default Jira field is "Flagged", select this field unless you have customized that in Jira and using a different field.

  • Once enabled this field will be visible in the "Edit" option for your features and stories.

How to View Flag Icon

  • When a feature (Epic) is flagged, a small red flag will be visible on the card

  • If a story under a feature is flagged, there is an orange flag visible


  • It is possible to filter the stories or features (Epics) that are flagged on your board.

  • Click on the More Filters

  • Select the "Flagged" option.

Common Questions

  • After enabling this field when I open for edit I don't see the "Impediment" checkbox.
    Answer: If the "Flagged" field is not enabled in Jira for your issue type and project, Kendis will not show this option. You must go to Jira and make sure the "Flagged" field is enabled for your issue type and project.

  • After enabling the Flagged field in Jira, it still doesn't show up at Kendis?
    Make sure you have updated "Project Meta" by going to "Board Settings --> Edit Board Settings --> Jira Meta"

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