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Name of filter as a column

I am using a number of filters in JQL with filter in (), is it possible to display the name of a filter as a column so I can know which one returned a particular issue? 

Ideally I would like this in a dashboard so it can be viewed inside jira, but exporting to excel will work too. 

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Alex Koxaras Community Leader Jun 03, 2022

Hi @Gareth Price and welcome to the community!

Unfortunately you can't do that out of the box. Filters return issues, and issues consists of fields. "Filter" is not a field. However you could do that in a manual way:

  • Find all issue which belongs to filter A
  • Bulk change all issues
  • Add e.g. "FILTER A" name on the label
  • Do the same process for all other filters
  • The add as column the label field

This would work with a a custom field as well, but different custom field type, may require different implementation.

In addition, you could do the above procedure while creating an issue, using global rules.


Hi Alex, I thought this might be the case. Global rules is something I will look at though I can find many use cases for automation. 


Thanks for the help


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Alex Koxaras Community Leader Jun 03, 2022

Keep in mind @Gareth Price that global rules come with service limits. Definitely read this

If you don't want to use Jira automation, perhaps a workflow automation could be the solution for you.

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John M Funk Community Leader Jun 03, 2022

Hi Gareth - Welcome to the Atlassian Community!

In general I am going to say this is not possible. But can you give an exact example? 

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