Create a new Issue

Please read through the GitLab Issue Documentation for an overview on GitLab Issues.

When you create a new issue, you'll be prompted to fill in the information illustrated on the image below.

New issue from the issues list

Read through the issues functionalities documentation to understand these fields one by one.

New issue from the Issue Tracker

Navigate to your Project's Dashboard > Issues > New Issue to create a new issue:

New issue from the issue list view

New issue from an opened issue

From an opened issue in your project, click New Issue to create a new issue in the same project:

New issue from an open issue

New issue from the project's dashboard

From your Project's Dashboard, click the plus sign (+) to open a dropdown menu with a few options. Select New Issue to create an issue in that project:

New issue from a project's dashboard

New issue from the Issue Board

From an Issue Board, create a new issue by clicking on the plus sign (+) on the top of a list. It opens a new issue for that project labeled after its respective list.

From the issue board

New issue via email

This feature needs incoming email to be configured by a GitLab administrator to be available for CE/EE users, and it's available on

At the bottom of a project's issue page, click Email a new issue to this project, and you will find an email address which belongs to you. You could add this address to your contact.

This is a private email address, generated just for you. Keep it to yourself as anyone who gets ahold of it can create issues or merge requests as if they were you. You can add this address to your contact list for easy access.

Sending an email to this address will create a new issue on your behalf for this project, where the email subject becomes the issue title, and the email body becomes the issue description. [Markdown] and [quick actions] are supported.

Bottom of a project issues page

New issue via URL with prefilled fields

You can link directly to the new issue page for a given project, with prefilled field values using query string parameters in a URL. This is useful for embedding a URL in an external HTML page, and also certain scenarios where you want the user to create an issue with certain fields prefilled.

The title, description, and description template fields can be prefilled using this method. The description and description template fields cannot be pre-entered in the same URL (since a description template just populates the description field).

Follow these examples to form your new issue URL with prefilled fields.

  • For a new issue in the GitLab Community Edition project with a pre-entered title and a pre-entered description, the URL would be[title]=Validate%20new%20concept&issue[description]=Research%20idea
  • For a new issue in the GitLab Community Edition project with a pre-entered title and a pre-entered description template, the URL would be[title]=Validate%20new%20concept&issuable_template=Research%20proposal