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Combine quick filters as an OR vs AND statement?

Hi Folks,

That title is a bit confusing, I know. but we're looking to see if there is a way to setup quickfilters so they are treated as OR statements instead of AND. eg- if I select quickfilters that are 'assignee was Person X' and another that is 'assignee was Person Y', we'd like to see cards that were assigned to EITHER Person X OR Person Y instead of only cards that were assigned to BOTH resources. Is this possible somehow?



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2 votes
Filipi Lima Atlassian Team Sep 16, 2022

FYI, there's an open feature request for this. It had an odd name and it was hard to find to I updated the name and description a bit.

Ability to configure quick filters to function as OR searches instead of AND searches - JSWSERVER-20741 

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cdc-jira I'm New Here Sep 14, 2022

This has been being requested for at least 5 years now. This is an obvious need for the user community. Why isn't Atlassian providing this as an option? A simple and/or toggle switch in the quick filter section would enable users to decide which way they want to use it.

Because it's nonsense.  Please read the whole conversation.

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The quick filters work as an AND because they're only useful for drilling down if they work together.

Your need is easy to meet though - create a quick filter with JQL that says "assignee was Person X or assignee was Person Y"

90% of the time it is better to have quick filters be OR instead of AND.

Almost every quick filter I have seen within the same board was to select one value of a field (usually assignee).  On my team's kanban board we have ten team members, each of which have a quick filter.  Then we have a quick filters for "unassigned", "Only My Issues" (which is redundant because you can just select your own filter), and "Recently Updated".

Of all of those, only "Recently Updated" should be AND'ed.  All the rest should be OR'ed.

IMO each quick filter should have an operator field to say whether it should be AND or OR.

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No, it's not.  The quick filters are for drilling down into a board, de-cluttering it of the items you are not interested in.

99% of the time, you would want to do that with an AND, not an OR.

I'm with you on that flag for AND/OR toggling, defaulted to AND of course, to support what the filters are for.  It would be an extra function that would expand the usefulness of quick filters into areas other than drilling down.

@Nic Brough -Adaptavist-  I do not understand how you can know someone else's daily work. 

As you community leader you should  improve your collaborative skills.

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Because I've been working with loads of people who use this type of software for over two decades.


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Mark Segall Community Leader Apr 11, 2022

Hi @scott_gray and welcome to the community!

Unfortunately, this is not possible natively.  The best alternatives would be either creating a filter or dashboard.

Hi @Mark Segall ,

Let's say we have several quick filters in a board, and we want to be able to click 2 filters at the same time but see and "OR" functionality instead of "AND" only.

* One solution would be to select an "OR" option when the quick filter is being created
* Another solution would be to put an option on the board to combine "quick filters" by "OR" statement

Do you think it would be  a big hassle to implement such a thing?

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