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Adding the Assigned To Me Gadget

The Assigned To Me gadget displays all open issues in all projects assigned to the current user viewing the dashboard.

What does it look like?

The Assigned to Me gadget should appear as follows on the dashboard:

Note: This gadget only displays issues that are unresolved.

Adding the 'Assigned To Me' gadget to your Dashboard

  1. Go to your JIRA dashboard and click Add Gadget.
  2. The Gadget Directory will appear. Locate the Watched Issues gadget and click the Add it Now button. Then click the Finished button at the bottom of the Gadget Directory.
  3. The 'Assigned To Me' gadget will appear on your dashboard as follows:

    1. Number of Results — type the number of issues you would like the gadget to display per page (maximum 50).
    2. Fields to display — select the issue fields to display as columns. Drag and drop to re-order.
    3. Refresh Interval — select how often you want the gadget to update the list of issues (never / every 15 minutes / every 30 minutes / every hour / every two hours).
  4. Click the Save button.

To move the gadget to a different position on the dashboard, simply drag-and-drop. You can also change the look and behavior of the gadget.

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37 Archived comments

  1. User avatar


    Add the 'Assigned To Me' gadget to the Dashboard, but it cannot show  any issues assigned to me in this gadget.Why?

    14 Mar 2011
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      Dave Thomas

      Please note that the "Assigned to Me" gadget only displays Unresolved issues.    Perhaps that's the problem?

      14 Mar 2011
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        Stefan Bauer

        That "Assigned to Me" gadget only displays Unresolved issues should be added in a line of the user manual.

        31 May 2011
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          I think this should be considered a bug.  The "Assigned to Me" section should do what it says and list all issues assigned to the current user regardless of other properties.  An issue can have a Resolution of "Fixed" and a Status of "Test", but the assignee does not see that issue in the gadget as his/her issue to test.

          05 Oct 2011
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            I agree with this - this is a serious bug for us, when users cannot rely on that the gadget does what is says it does, (ie listing 'Assigned to me' issues).

            06 Dec 2011
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            I wouldn't consider this a bug, but a design decision. I don't care about items that are assigned to me that I am finished with, because once they are resolved, are they really assigned to me? They are finished and are only historical now. I would agree that an enhancement to allow the user to pick if resolved issues are included would be a nice feature, but not a requirement.

            To me, the bigger issue is that I cannot choose how to order my issues and I have to reorder them every time, and I can only pick 1 column to order them by. Who thought that not letting the user choose the way to order columns was a good idea for a UI?

            30 Dec 2011
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              Braedan Kahn

              I know exactly where the original poster is coming from.  The fact that the Assigned to Me gadget does not display assignable items that are In Testing or a Resolved state (instead of Closed) is a problem for people like me who:

              1. Can be assigned items with a "In Testing" status.
              2. Can be assigned items with a "Resolved" status when "Closed" means something different.
              3. Organization with the following JIRA end to end basic status workflow: Open > In Progress > Code Review > In Testing (Resolution type assigned) > Closed.

              As someone who performs QA, I receive items In Testing or Resolved depending on the type of item (bug, improvement, etc).

              02 Feb 2012
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                I agree with you. This is a serious issue.

                Our project works with bug the same:

                OPEN(by tester)->(Fixing by developer)->RESOLVED(By developer)->(testing by tester)->Close(by tester)

                So, Tester will not see assigned to him issues which are need to test (RESOLVED).

                Of course, they can be shown by filters.

                05 Mar 2012
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            Sam Hanes

            If the filter used by Assigned to Me isn't quite what you need, you can use the Filter Results gadget with a custom filter. Filter Results provides exactly the same view as Assigned to Me but gets its issue list from a saved filter. It seems like for most people in this thread assignee = currentUser() AND status != Closed would work nicely.

            03 Oct 2012
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    Anyone know if it is possible to choose the order of displayed columns ? Thanks

    14 Apr 2011
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    It would be nice to be able to set the order by column and have it stick without having to order the columns every time you refresh the JIRA dashboard.

    28 Jun 2011
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      The more I work with JIRA, the more I find that its very limited in what it can actually do. The core works but customizing JIRA to suit your needs is not it's top strenght.

      11 Aug 2011
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    I too would really like to be able to change the default sorting column for the Assigned to Me gadget on my dashboard. We don't really use Priorities here so every time I check it I need to re-sort it.

    13 Oct 2011
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    I would have thought that adding the capability to sort columns, not just one, but several, would have been added into these gadgets or even filters.  This would make these more powerful.   It's very annoying to have to fix up the order every single time a refresh is done – not very user friendly.

    21 Feb 2012
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      I was the one who wrote the above.  I have since found a way to sort colmuns the way I wanted to.  Here's how.

      1. Select the filter you want in the "Manage" tab in the Issue Navigator.  
      2. If you are in simple searching, select "advanced" in "Switch to advanced searching". 
      3. You will see a "Query line:" text box on the right with your search parameters.  Add "Order By" and then the columns you want to sort the results in.  Do a search to make sure it worked. 
      4. Save the filter in advanced mode.

      I stumbled into this solution.  I was not able to find it anywhere online.



      22 Feb 2012
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    Lior Israeli

    Is it possible to change the Query of the 'Assigned to me' gadget?

    If I make changes and save them I get a new filter (which is not what I want) 

    20 Mar 2012
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      Sam Hanes

      You can't change Assigned to Me's filter, but you can use the Filter Results gadget with a custom filter which is effectively the same.

      03 Oct 2012
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    It would be great if you could get the issues assigned to you and grouped by key....

    03 Apr 2012
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    This is a huge issue for QA & Testing. When an issue is "Assigned to Me" and in "Test" Status, it does not show up in my display once the dev resolves it. Developer needs to be able to mark as Fixed or Resolved while still having the issue visible to QA for testing in this list.

    02 May 2012
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    We just tripped over an interesting side-effect that gave the "assigned to me" gadget trouble. We hid the resolved field in the field configuration scheme because we use our own resolved state. Hiding this field prevented the issues from showing up on the "assigned to me" gadget. Bizarre. I didn't believe the relationship at first, so we tested back and forth several times. Ouch.

    03 May 2012
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    Dear JIRA; please give users the ability to show "Resolved" issues in "Assigne to Me".  It's really messing with my ability to test bugs.

    10 May 2012
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    I totally agree.
    or even better, let us choose which resolution we want to have displayed


    03 Jul 2012
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    another QA person with the same problem. It would make sense to be able to customise what resolution types appear in Assigned to me. Currently anything fixed by dev and returned to me for test won't appear in Assigned to me, because the resolution is fixed, even though the bug is still open. 

    24 Aug 2012
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    That "Assigned to Me" gadget  displays all the projects Assigned Tasks,issues.etc,(Can we filter this to a specific project?)

    18 Oct 2012
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    Same problem here.... fixed Issues can't be seen in the "Assigned to me" gadget by our QA. They need to be reviewd and then closed.

    PLZ! Give us the possibility to see resolved issues that are not yet closed...

    As we are using JIRA on demand as a cloud based company, I can't install the plug-in to customize my own filters. Is there another possibility to resolve this problem?

    30 Oct 2012
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      Lior Israeli


      We are using On-Demand as well.

      What I did is creating a new filter - very similar to the system one

      assignee = currentUser() AND status=Open ORDER BY priority DESC, created ASC


      Then I put it on the dashboard instead of the original one.

      31 Oct 2012
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    The Resolution field in the project's selected Field configuration must be shown and attached to the selected screen type in order to list correct issues in Assigned to me -gadget

    04 Dec 2012
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    I'm adding my voice to this discussion. I have many users telling me they didn't know an issue was assigned to them because it did not show up on the "Assigned To Me" gadget. It would be great if the results returned any issue that was not Closed.


    19 Feb 2013
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    Closed issues from greenhoppper simple workflow are shown here - Bug or Feature?

    25 Apr 2013
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      Luca Candela

      this is happening to me too, I wonder how can I fix that.

      07 May 2013
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    Ok, I've just searched in multiple threads and no one is actually resolving the issue of assigned to me, but just reverting to the same old story.

    Hello Atlassian listen to your community, specifically your QA community and resolve this issue. Otherwise we will start proposing other solutions, who will work for us.



    31 May 2013
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    Adding in another voice. 

    This is a nice gadget and I know I can use  filter, but as QA I would like to see the resolved status items that are assigned to me to be tested and closed.  its just a settings option atlassian.  Come on help QA out here!

    13 Jun 2013
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    lakshmi p

    Hi All,

    To have more flexibility in filtration for tickets assigned to yourself, follow the steps below:

    1. Using issue navigator, create a custom query with filters like the following:

    a) Project (choose any specific project or all projects - whatever you prefer)

    b) Type (choose the task type)

    c) status (check all types of status you want to see)

    d) Assignee (set to "current user")

    e) Resolution (check the unresolved, fixed and other options you want to include)

    2. Run the query and if you are happy with the results, save the query with a preferred name (example- "bugs assigned to me")

    3. Navigate to your dashboard, click "Add Gadget", and select "Filter Results" ( filter results gadget will be on dashboard now)

    4. In the Filter Results gadget, click "Advanced Search" (opens the query list you created) and select the query we made in step 2 ("bugs assigned to me"), choose the fields you want to see in the gadget (I prefer to see issue type, key, Priority, summary, status)

    5. Set the interval and click Save

    Now you should be able to see the tasks that were assigned to you for the specific project with type of status you chose in your query on the dashboard.

    Hope this helps as it serves the purpose for me as I work on multiple projects and this helps me in seeing bugs / tasks I am working in different projects in a single glance.


    23 Jul 2013
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    I have changed resolution status for each transition in the workflow.  I have noted that this has removed the Unresolved status completely and the Assigned to Me gadget no longer works.

    I tried adding back in the Unresolved status into certain steps in the workflow but when transition from a step to a status with a custom resolution and return to a status with no custom resolution in the transition, that the new status retains the last custom resolution field, so this is not a fix either for the Assign to Me.  

    I will add a favourite filter but as setting up dashboards I will need to do this for every iindividual, it would be great if a change could be made to the Assigned to Me gadget



    09 Dec 2013
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    Does a "Reported by me" gadget exist ?


    11 Dec 2013
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    Tom Rourke

    Does anyone know if an "Assigned to User" gadget exists? We'd like to be able to see which tickets are assigned to others, as well as ourselves. Posting this here because I haven't had any luck finding this kind of functionality. Please help!

    17 Jun 2015
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      Warren Thompson

      Hi Tom Rourke,

      Unfortunately we don't have an "Assigned to User" gadget. Depending on exactly what you want to see, there are two gadgets I can think of that may help. The Issue Statistic gadget can be set to show assignees, so it'll give you totals of issues assigned to each person. Clicking the total will take you to a filter to show more detail. Unlike the Assigned to User gadget, it doesn't show the detail of the issues on the gadget. The second gadget is the Issues in Progress gadget. It'll show all issue in progress and you can decide what additional detail you'd like to see, such as assignee. It doesn't show issues marked as To Do though.

      Hope this helps!


      18 Jun 2015
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