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Components missing from list when creating filter

Hey all,


I'm attempting to create a filter that would show Epics (which in our Jira instance is used as the basic issue type for any task except bugs) from a specific project with specific components. I'm also looking for active Epics.

I've set up a JQL:

project = SP AND issuetype = Epic AND status != Archived AND status != Backlog AND status != closed AND status != done AND component = 

When I begin typing a component name it  provides a list of auto completed suggestions, however, this list is incomplete (does not contain all the components in our Jira instance. If I attempt to write the component manually the JQL fails.

Any ideas on why components are missing (while other are present).



Hi and welcome to the Atlassian community,

This is most likely to be that you haven't used the component in any issues yet, when the component does not have any issues it will not appear in search since there's nothing to search for, this is like screen view, when you create an issue and certain fields or custom fields do not have any value, they will not appear in the screen until a value is added.

Create an issue with the component and you will see the component appear in the JQL search.

TIP: You can add values inside a "not in" statement to keep your filter clean and short:

project = SP AND issuetype = Epic AND status not in (Archived, Backlog, closed, done) AND component =

Hope this helps! 

Hey and thanks for the reply.


The component has been used many times in many issues.

I have managed to make the JQL work by inserting the missing component manually with " ".

Other than that, it just seems to be a bug.

Thanks for the tip!

Ignacio Pulgar Community Leader Aug 14, 2018

If you start building your query through the Basic Search, then Components are most likely been limited to the ones that exist in the previously selected project.

Please, mind that searching for a specific project and a component that had not been previously set on said project will never return any issues, as an issue cannot belong to a component that does not exist in the project it belongs to.


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