Configuring Quick Filters

Quick Filters allow you (or anyone else using this board) to further filter the collection of issues appearing in the Backlog or the Active sprints/Kanban board.

Screenshot: Quick filters in the Backlog

By default, a board contains two Quick Filters, called 'Only My Issues' and 'Recently Updated':

Related pages:

Default Quick Filter Default JQL Notes
Only My Issues
assignee = currentUser()
Displays issues assigned to the person who is currently viewing this board.
Recently Updated
updatedDate >= -1d
Displays issues that have been updated in the last 24 hours.

You can create additional quick filters if you wish; see examples below.

(info) Any additional Quick Filters that you create they will appear as buttons next to the 'Only My Issues' and 'Recently Updated' buttons on the board (see Using a Board).
(info) Note that only the administrator of a board (or a person with the 'JIRA Administrators' global permission) can configure a board's Quick Filters.

Editing Quick Filters

To edit a board's Quick Filters:

  1. Navigate to the desired board, then click Board > Configure.
  2. Click the Quick Filters tab.
  3. Edit the Quick Filters as described in the following table and Screenshot 1 (below).

    To do the following:

    Do this:

    Add a new Quick Filter

    In the blue area, type the 'Name', 'JQL', and optional a 'Description', then click the 'Add' button. Your new Quick Filter will be added in the top Quick Filter position.

    Change the name of a Quick Filter

    Click in the 'Name' area of the Quick Filter, modify the existing name and click the 'Update' button.

    Change the JQL of a Quick Filter
    Click in the 'JQL' area of the Quick Filter, modify the existing JQL and click the 'Update' button. (See the examples below for some suggestions.)
    To delete a Quick Filter

    Click the 'Delete' button at the right of the Quick Filter.

    To move a Quick Filter

    Hover over the vertical 'grid' icon, then drag and drop the Quick Filter up or down to its new position.

    (info) When this board is used, the topmost Quick Filter appears in the leftmost position.

    (info) For JQL syntax, see the JIRA JQL documentation.

Screenshot 1: the 'Board Configuration' screen — 'Quick Filters' tab.

Some example JQL you might wish to use for your Quick Filters:

  • Show all issues which are assigned to members of the "bugfix" group:

    assignee in membersOf("bugfix")
  •  Show all issues of type 'Bug':

    type = "Bug"
  • Use a JIRA filter in your Quick Filter:

    savedfilter = "My Filter"

(info) For more details, see the JQL documentation.

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