Hide Sprint from 'sub project' from the Backlog

Leonard S February 23, 2024


We have a backlog showing multiple projects (AA and BB). Shortly, my team is going to be responsible for 'technical' issues from project CC. Project CC also contains non-technical issues, so we're only interested in a subset of the issues of project CC. Project CC is used by another team that also works in sprints. 

We've managed to display the technical CC issues on our backlog with the following filter: 

project in (AA, BB) OR (project = CC AND labels = technical) ORDER BY key ASC, Rank ASC

However, our backlog is now showing our sprint AND the sprint of project CC. Is there a way to hide the sprint of project CC? 

An alternative to solve this problem would be to split project CC into 2 projects (one for technical and one for non-technical issues), but this seems a heavy solution. Another approach would be a 'double entry bookkeeping': creating a new issue in project AA for every technical CC issue with an CC epic. This also seems like a lot of extra work....

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Nic Brough -Adaptavist-
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February 23, 2024

Welcome to the Atlassian Community!

Jira does not have a concept of "nested projects", you would have to implement that in your processes (i.e. educate your humans that a project should be considered to be part of another project)

Sprints will show in the backlog of any board that could include issues that match the board filter.

So, there's no way to hide your CC's team sprints from your boards.

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February 23, 2024

Hi @Leonard S -- Welcome to the Atlassian Community!

Yes, and...to Nic's answer:

I notice your board filter has a sort clause of ORDER BY Key ASC, Rank ASC

With that, the board and backlog will no longer support drag-and-drop reordering of issues.  That only works when the sort is ORDER BY Rank ASC

Is this what you intended?

Kind regards,

Leonard S February 24, 2024

Hi Bill, the actual board filter that we are using does not order by Key. I was just playing around with another filter, and copy pasted that one instead of the original filter. Sharp you noticed the mistake, and thanks for letting me know! 

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Leonard S February 24, 2024

Hi Nic, thanks for your answer, I appreciate it. Seeing another teams sprint on out board is distracting, so we will use an alternative then. Best, Leonard

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