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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.

Alex

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

Gareth

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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 https://support.atlassian.com/cloud-automation/docs/automation-service-limits/.

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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