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Creating issues, setting milestones and assigning issues to collaborators


Creating issues, setting milestones and assigning issues to collaborators

By SathyaBhat

Part 4 of 6, Collaborative Development Using GitHub and SAP Web IDE

You will learn

In this tutorial, you’ll learn how to create issues, set milestones for delivery and how to assign issues and tasks to collaborators.


  1. Go to your GitHub Organization repository.

  2. Click on the Issues tab to open GitHub Issues. Click on the New Issue button to create a new issue.

    GitHub issues

  3. Enter the details about the change required.

    a. In this instance, you will create 2 issues, one issue to remove Ordered by label from the Purchase Order header and the other issue to add a Product ID column to the Order Details table.

    b. Click on the Labels and assign it as Enhancement. Labels can be used to categorize issues into bug/enhancements and custom labels even.

    GitHub issues

    c. You can assign a specific collaborator to work on a issue. To do this, click on Assignees and select the collaborator who will work on this.

    Assign issues

    d. You can set milestones for specific issues. Milestones are how similar issues and deadlines can be set and categorized. To create a milestone, click on the Milestone and enter a name for the milestone. If it doesn’t exist, you will be prompted to create them.

    Assign issues

    e. Click on Submit new issue to create the new issue.

  4. Once the issue is created, you can add comments, discuss about and even add emoji to express your interest in the issue.

    Issue created

  5. You can assign deadlines for milestones.

    a. To do this, click on Issues tab of your GitHub organization repository. Then click on the Milestones tab.

    Milestone tab

    b. Click on Edit and assign a due date.

    Milestone tab

    C. Click on Save changes to update the milestone.

    Update milestones

  6. Similarly, you can create new milestones, update existing ones and check for status of current milestones from this page.

    Milestones status

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