Creating a list of tasks/mentions to an assignee

Amanda Britton March 8, 2024

Hi there,

I'm very new to Jira Software and am on a very steep learning curve.

Is it possible to get to create a list (or something) that lists all tasks/actions assigned to me including where my name has been used in a comment or child issue?

Also how do I create/pull across this list into confluence?

Appreciate any help 

With thanks

Amanda

 

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Walter Buggenhout
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March 8, 2024

Hi @Amanda Britton and welcome to the Community!

First and foremost: no worries about the learning curve; we've all been there and it's not something that is just Jira - stepping out of our comfort zone and learning new things is what makes us better / stronger after all 😉

Diving into your question - I would first of all treat your assigned and mentioned parts of the question as separate queries. When you are assigned to an issue, that means you are the person responsible to get the work done. When someone mentions you, that may be because someone wants your input, but it could also be purely informative. I always recommend not to use mentions as a substitution for assigning work to someone.

You can pull a list of issues assigned to you like this:

assignee = currentUser() AND resolution = unresolved

The currentUser() part makes the search dynamic; it will work for other people as well as it will be replaced in the search with the user currently logged into Jira. The resolution part will restrict your search to only open issues, which usually is what your interested in.

While I find different opinions about the mentions, I successfully tested this JQL filter to find issues where I am mentioned in a comment:

comment ~ currentUser()

To get these lists in a Confluence page, add a Jira issues macro there. If you type / (slash), Confluence will let you search for available things you can insert into your page. Type Jira and you should be able to find the appropriate macro. You will be able to add the filters above to perform the search.

Hope this helps!

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Marco Brundel
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March 8, 2024

Hi @Amanda Britton ,

Welcome on the Atlassian Community.

You can use the following JQL to find issues where your name has been used in a comment:

comment ~ currentUser()

Or

text ~ currentUser().

See also this question on the community. 

And on a confluence page you can add a Jira Macro with a JQL.

regards, Marco

Amanda Britton March 8, 2024

Thank you - can I ask you to step back....where would I use the JQL?

Marco Brundel
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March 8, 2024

Hi @Amanda Britton ,

In Filters->View all issues and choose 'switch to JQL' 

xxx.atlassian.net/issues/?jql= 

Regards, Marco

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March 8, 2024

Hi,

If you want to learn more about JQL see this free training.

Amanda Britton March 8, 2024

Wonderful thank you muchly.

Which I then seem to run into another problem....my filter's don't seem to work

I clicked on the view all issues, and nothing comes up. I think from memory it is the way I have set it up, and my workaround will be to use labels. Does this sound doable?

 

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