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Can I filter custom fields on JIRA?

Hello Jira community,

I have a few questions which I'd like to get more information about it. I'm creating an automated ticketing system on JIRA and I have to create two custom fields. Once these tickets are automtically created on JIRA project I want to:

1) be able to filter by these custom fields.
    one custom field can be (ID name) and the other one (List type).                                    ID name could be: for e.g. 110 Is it possible to filter tasks created only with this ID (110) ?

2) be able to filter by name of the task/story. Is this possible? for e.g. If one task is created with name "United States" and the other one "Germany" is it possible to filter only tasks with the name Germany?

3) How many stories can be under same epic? Is there a limitation because there might be hundreds/thousands tasks that could go under one epic or I should create a custom field for that?


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For q 1 and 2 - yes, that's exactly what fields are for - holding searchable data.  You'll want to be using queries like "ID name = 110" or "name of story ~ Germany"

On 3 - there is a limit, technically, but the volume of links will make the system unusable for your humans well before you get anywhere close to it.

If you are going to have thousands of issues in Epics, then I'd suggest you probably want more layers in your hierarchy.  Break up your over-large epics and group them together with an initiative or saga or them as a layer above.  You'll need Advanced Roadmaps or Structure or Big Picture to help you do that.

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