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Configure quick filters

This page applies to company-managed projects only.

Learn more about the difference between company-managed and team-managed projects.

Quick Filters let you further filter the collection of issues appearing on a Scrum or Kanban board. Use Quick Filters to switch between different issue types (e.g. show only bugs), or to show team-specific views of a common backlog.

Before you begin

To configure the board and any of its settings, you must be either:

  • project administrator for the location of the board

  • board administrator for the board itself

See Permissions overview for more information to configure its Quick Filters.

About the default Quick Filters

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

Default Quick Filter

Default JQL


Only My Issues

1 assignee = currentUser()

Displays issues assigned to the person who is currently viewing this board.

Recently Updated

1 updatedDate >= -1d

Displays issues that have been updated in the last 24 hours.

Editing Quick Filters

You can create additional Quick Filters or edit existing Quick Filters. Any additional Quick Filters that you create will appear as buttons next to the 'Only My Issues' and 'Recently Updated' buttons on the board.

  1. Go to your board, then select more () > Board settings. (NOTE: This requires admin permissions.)

  2. Click the Quick Filters tab.

  3. Edit the Quick Filters, as described in the following table and screenshot (below).

Add a new Quick Filter

In the blue area, type the Name, JQL, and a Description (optional), 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. For information on JQL syntax, see JQL.

Delete a Quick Filter

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

Move a Quick Filter

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

When this board is used, the top-most Quick Filter appears in the left-most position.

Quick Filters in Board settings

The Quick Filters tab on the Board settings screen, with a field section at the top to input and add new quick filters.

Sample JQL for Quick Filters

Show all issues that are assigned to members of the "bugfix" group

1 assignee in membersOf("bugfix")

Show all issues of type 'Bug'

1 type = "Bug"

Use an issue filter in your Quick Filter

1 savedfilter = "My Filter"


Saving a new search as a filter

To create a new filter, see Save your search as a filter.


Need help? If you can't find the answer you need in our documentation, we have other resources available to help you. See Getting help.

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