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Group / Filter by "Project"

Good morning all,


IT Department of 4.


I am trying to understand if and how I would be able to filter / sort our List and Board in a Jira Work Management Project by "Projects".

We basically have a number of tasks for our department that would be part of a bigger project and some that are just one of tasks.

I also added a Dropdown field to the "Task" Issue Type but I also can't display this information on the Board/List or Filter by that field (this would be to separate or show locations)

Am I missing something here? 

We don't want to create a separate "Jira-Project" for this but as far as I understand or found so far there is no way to group it unless using standard fields which don't really apply to us.


What's the best setup for this?


Thank you

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Rik de Valk Community Leader Aug 17, 2022

Hi @Stefan Froehlich

Maybe you can use the Category to identify projects?
This allows you to group and filter on them.

Screenshot 2022-08-17 105657.png

hi @Rik de Valk ,

Thank you for your reply.

I looked at that briefly but couldn't really add any information from the Issue or the Project settings, is that a level higher up?

And I take it for every other filtering (for example locations) I would either create a separate Task and/or use labels?

Rik de Valk Community Leader Aug 21, 2022


You can look at the documentation on organizing your lists. On this page, you'll see that category is one of the options to sort / group your issues by in your list.

If you need additional attributes to filter your issues on, you can use Components and Labels. Or even completely new custom fields.

But the List view grouping only allows grouping on Assignee, status, priority and category. But Filtering can be done on pretty much anything. Both in the List and Board.

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