Is it possible to search by Rapid Board Sprint Name, rather than the Sprint ID?

We use Rapid Boards and have several teams working in the same sprints. We name the sprints by number (eg Sprint 58 etc) and since we have 4 teams working on Sprint 58, we end up with 4 sprints called Sprint 58. We have noticed that if you need to do a query by sprint you must use the Sprint ID for the sprint (so "Sprint 58" is actually sprint = 14). Is there any way to query by sprint name (Sprint=Sprint rather than sprint ID? This would allow us to capture all stories done in "Sprint 58"

We do have a work around - working out what the Sprint IDs are for each Sprint and doing a combined search. Since there are other teams working on their own sprints, these numbers are not necessarily sequential and require manual investigation first.

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There's no way to do this at the moment, though we do plan to introduce a JQL function to allow this. We can't simply enable the use of sprint names by themselves because they are not unique.


Sometimes having sprints named the same accross multiple boards is the desired result. As Kristen stated, her teams intentionally named them the same in the hopes that they could generate queries across multiple boards. My organization has the same type of need.

I understand the philoposhy of not tying sprints to fix versions. But in the absence of this we need some way to view issues (in reports and dashboards) across different teams that are working on the same sprint schedules.

Agreed. There are a variety of workarounds discussed in GHS-4949


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