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What is difference between List and Issues in Project sidebar?

Jui Shah May 15, 2024


I recently started seeing options for List and Issues option in project sidebar. From top view, I see that both are mostly similar. 

Is there any known difference that can be utilized in our day-to-day life? 


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May 15, 2024

Hi @Jui Shah

"List" and "Issues" might seem similar at first glance. But, they typically serve different purposes or provide different views and functionalities depending on the configuration and version of Jira you are using. Here are some differences:

1. List View:

  • Provides a spreadsheet-like interface for viewing issues.
  • Allows inline editing of issue fields directly from the list.
  • Offers customizable columns, and enhanced sorting, filtering, and grouping capabilities.

2. Issues (or Filters):

  • Focuses on using Jira Query Language (JQL) for detailed searches across one or more projects.
  • Accesses saved filters and performs complex issue queries.
  • Lacks inline editing but excels in detailed and broad issue analysis.


==>  Use List View for quick, daily modifications and overviews of issues within a project.

==>  Opt for Issues when executing complex searches or analyzing issues across multiple projects.

Jui Shah May 15, 2024

@Annie_DevSamurai - Thanks for the prompt reply. 

Understood the difference between both options. 

It seems that the "Issues" option closely resembles the "All issues public filter." The main distinction lies in their filtering behavior. When selecting "Issues," it filters all the issues within the current open project. On the other hand, the "All issues public filter" displays JIRA tickets from all projects.


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