I have a default MR description template under “.gitlab/merge_request_templates/default.md”.
When I create a branch with a name that is not associated with a jira issue (i.e. not something like PROJ-123), GitLab uses the default template in the merge request description.
However, if the branch name is something like PROJ-123, which is associated with a Jira issue, then GitLab does not use the default template. Instead, it automatically makes the merge request description something like “Closes PROJ-123”.
I’d expect GitLab to use the default merge request template for all branches, whether it is associated with a Jira issue, or not.
When I create an MR for the branch named “elasticsearch-version-upgrade”, default template is automatically picked.
When I create an MR for the branch named “PROJ-3268”, default template is not automatically picked.
default template is in the dropdown list but it is not automatically picked. I would like to make this automatically picked.