This version of GitHub Enterprise will be discontinued on 2022-02-16. No patch releases will be made, even for critical security issues. For better performance, improved security, and new features, upgrade to the latest version of GitHub Enterprise. For help with the upgrade, contact GitHub Enterprise support.

Creating and editing milestones for issues and pull requests

You can create a milestone to track progress on groups of issues or pull requests in a repository.

  1. On your GitHub Enterprise Server instance, navigate to the main page of the repository.
  2. Under your repository name, click Issues or Pull requests. Issues and pull requests tab selection
  3. Next to the search field, click Milestones. Issues Milestone button
  4. Choose one of these options:
    • To create a new milestone, click New Milestone. New milestone button
    • To edit a milestone, next to the milestone you want to edit, click Edit. Edit milestone option
  5. Type the milestone's title, description, or other changes, and click Create milestone or Save changes. Milestones will render Markdown syntax. For more information about Markdown syntax, see "Basic writing and formatting syntax."

Deleting milestones

When you delete milestones, issues and pull requests are not affected.

  1. On your GitHub Enterprise Server instance, navigate to the main page of the repository.
  2. Under your repository name, click Issues or Pull requests. Issues and pull requests tab selection
  3. Next to the search field, click Milestones. Issues Milestone button
  4. Next to the milestone you want to delete, click Delete. Delete milestone option

Further reading

Did this doc help you?

Privacy policy

Help us make these docs great!

All GitHub docs are open source. See something that's wrong or unclear? Submit a pull request.

Make a contribution

Or, learn how to contribute.