Can we create filter for columns based on labels on Kanban boards

Mamatha September 28, 2018

Can we create filter for columns based on labels on Kanban boards

I'm trying to create a Kanban board for tracking Infrastructure issues in my application. I am looking out for a functionality to filter Columns in a Kanban board based on a Label. That is, I want all the Stories having a particular label say, "Analysis" to be under the "TO DO" column.

Is this functionality available? If so, how is it done?

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Petter Gonçalves
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September 28, 2018

Hello Mamatha,

Are you just needing to only return the issues with the label you want on the board or you are trying to somehow also "Block" the issues with a specific label from being transitioned to any status but "To do"?

Just to better contextualize, your board columns are mapped to the issue Status, so the status will determine which column the issue will be placed on the board.

To display only issues with a specific label on your board, you can change the board filter (... > Board settings > General > Edit Filter Query) to:

Project = your project and label = "Analysis"

Now, if you want to block your issues to be moved from one status to another while they are with the label you mentioned, you will need to configure a validator in your workflow transition that will only allow issues to be transitioned if the label field is Empty.

Please, let me know if you have any questions about it.

Kashif Ansari August 29, 2019

"your board columns are mapped to the issue Status, so the status will determine which column the issue will be placed on the board"

Is there a way to build boards where columns can be mapped to a label?

For example configuring 
column1 to only show issues with a tag 'Cat' and column2 to show issues with a tag 'Dog'

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Michael Heinrich January 23, 2020

Mapping the columns to different labels would be something that would really support my teams way of working.

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James Carr February 27, 2020

Me too

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Antonio Albaladejo Romero March 11, 2020

+1

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hackerman August 19, 2020

+1, our case is around having QA and software devs on the same ticket, we ideally want status to remain for devs but QA to also have a view showing the QA stage it is in

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Brian Stults September 12, 2020

+1 here too!

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Bertrand Piselli September 19, 2020

That is one of the reason we moved from JIRA to clickup... Other thing being able to have the sum of story points per columns.

Dominik Lindenberger October 4, 2021

+1 

mikey.bedney February 23, 2022

Drats---I came here looking for the same solution. Would love this feature.

Arun Shankar March 3, 2022

Is there a way to add this to Jira's feature request queue?

Simon Greenwold December 4, 2022

This would be very helpful for us too.

ted.rust May 16, 2023

Same here. Any additional flexibility would be nice. People are going to want varying levels of granularity in the way they represent Kanban progress. Statuses alone are very restrictive.

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