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Search by label in Kanban board


Is it possible to search based on the label in the Kanban board quick search box?




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Hi @Bibin Mohan

It does not appear to be possible - it allows you to search for keywords and some user fields (eg. Assignee) but not labels.

If you're using JSW classic projects - as a Board Admin you can create Quick Filters - to do this:

  1. Go to Options (3-dots icon) > Board Settings
  2. Select Quick Filters from the left-hand menu
  3. Create a quick filter by giving it a name and in the JQL box, enter a query such as labels = Test
  4. Press Add
  5. You can then press the Quick Filter from the board to see issues which have that label

If you're in Next-Gen, there is a drop-down filter to select one or multiple labels in line with the search box.


Hello, this was helpful.  Is there a way to have a quick filter in my Kanban board that can filter by multiple labels?

Is there a way to do this without admin permissions to the board?

Hi @Bradley Matthews 

If you mean could the Quick Filter take multiple labels into account, then yes - you could make the JQL labels in (Test1, Test2, Test3) to search for issues which contain multiple labels.

Or to search for different labels individually, just creating multiple Quick Filters :)


You need Board Admin to create these filters. You should have this if you created the Board - or a user can provide you access via Board Settings.



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