Favorite filters not saving columns

I have created a filter and chosen the columns I want to see. These columns are different from my other filters. When I save however, the column view is the same across filters. How do I change that?

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Here a snippet out of the documentation:

To add a column layout to a saved filter:

  1. Choose Issues > Manage Filters.
  2. Click the My tab. This tab displays all the filters that have been created by you.
  3. Locate the filter you wish to update; click the filter's name to display the results. Be sure you are viewing the filter in the List view so that you see the columns.
  4. Configure the column order as desired by clicking on the column name and dragging it to the new position. Your changes are saved and will be displayed the next time you view this filter.

That should answer your originally question.

You're welcome, Peter

Tnx Udo,

I didn't know this yet.

Best regards,

Peter

I have a similar problem.  I'm evaluating JIRA and thought the "filter subscriptions" would give me the results I needed.  I have to create daily email reports that contain only specific columns in a certain order.  I can careate an issue filter subscription to do this, but when I use the issue navigator for other research and add or change columns, these changes get reflected back into the saved query.

How can I get a saved filter (subscription) to maintain its columns, and column order?

When you edit the columns (click the columns button to the right) in your subscription filter which tab is activated Default, Filter or (if you are admin) System. It should be filter, then change your order.

Udo's answer works for me. When viewing the results of a filter, find the Columns selector at right and choose "Filter" to apply the column layout to that filter only.
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Hi Kathrine,

They columns aren't saved with your filter, they are saved for your account and applied to all filters you see. So it's not possible to save the columns per filter.

What you could do is using a dashboard gadget that shows those columns and is based on your filter.

Best regards,

Peter

Thanks. Only issue is that I can only display up till 50 issues and I have more than that. Is there any work around for that?

Ah figured it out - Not to worry - thanks:)

According to the link you pointed me to the column order should be persistent:

To add a column layout to a saved filter:

  1. Choose Issues > Manage Filters.
  2. Click the My tab. This tab displays all the filters that have been created by you.
  3. Locate the filter you wish to update; click the filter's name to display the results. Be sure you are viewing the filter in the List view so that you see the columns.
  4. Configure the column order as desired by clicking on the column name and dragging it to the new position. Your changes are saved and will be displayed the next time you view this filter.

This is not what I'm seeing, however.   Any change I make to column order in any advanced search appears to change the column order for EVERY filter.  This means I cannot have different subscriptions with different results, and cannot even have a subscription with a different column order than whatever the "last used" is.

To me this greatly reduces the power of subscriptions.  I'd go so far as to call it a bug.

It works on my side: The changes you make at point 4 will be only for this one filter persistent. All other filters which haven't been handled that way will use your default and if you change that (by draging columns from left to right) in issue navigator (except the one where you went from step 1 to 4) will change. If you think it's a bug raise an issue here: https://jira.atlassian.com/browse/JRA/?selectedTab=com.atlassian.jira.jira-projects-plugin:summary-panel

I'm having a similar issue trying to insert a filter macro into a Confluence page. When I look at the filter list result in JIRA, the column order does save.

But when the marco presents the exact same filter results in the Confluence page, it defaults back to the some other generic default column listing with a large amount of columns I do not need. I have limited space on my Confluence page to display the results and only want to show 4 fields, so this very annoying.  Is there no way I can add the columns into the filter string?

 

The trick is to select the 'Filter' button/tab in the columns section and then 'Save as' your query (again).

When I edit a filter (by clicking on Details > Edit Permissions) and add viewers, they do not see the same column order as I have arranged. How can I share a filter with others that has the same columns displayed in the same order as I have them?

The "best" I've been able to do is send e-mails to persons I want to share the filter with with and tell them how to get columns to show and how to order them.

The present method of sharing filters does not seem to have the capability of preserving column selection and column order. Has anyone found a way to share filters with others that preserves column selection and column order?

The answer is already posted above.  Look for Udo's second reply.

Udo's answer does not address the issue I'm mentioning. When I share a filter, I want other people to not need to add columns and arrange them; that is, I want them to see the same columns and column order as I see. Udo's answer links the page Defining a filter-specific column order. Note specifically from that page:

"Configure the column order as desired by clicking on the column name and dragging it to the new position. Your changes are saved and will be displayed the next time you view this filter." [emphasis mine]

When I set the sharing permissions of the filter to Group: jira-users (everyone in my org), others can use my filter, but they don't see all of the columns nor are the columns that they do see in the same order as I have. They even have columns I don't have. I have followed the procedures in the above link and they do work for me, but only for me.

I've verified that other users in my org don't see what I see when they run my filter. I had someone send me a screen shot.

Here's what I see:

WhatISee.png

T, Key, P, Epic Link, Summary, Assignee, Fix Version/s^, Status, Updated, Remaining Estimate, Sprint

Here's what a person who used my filter saw:WhatOthersSee.png

T, Key, Summary, Fix Version/s^, Assignee, P, ProdMgt Priority+, Status, Created, Updated, Components, Links, Development

What is the procedure to either open up a bug/defect or to add a feature request?

Hi Steve, I ran into the same issue with Udo's answer, my answer seems to have helped people and works for me, please try this:  The trick is to select the 'Filter' button/tab in the columns section and then 'Save as' your query (again).

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Wow... I thought, "What a crazy solution!" But, it has the advantage of working!

I had a co-worker test it (a different one just to ensure a good test). They had to go to the hamburger icon and switch from Detail View to List View, but once they did, they saw the same columns as I saw and in the same order. Yes, it would also be nice if saving filters also saved the same view (Detail/List), but your solution got me to 99.44% (if you know what that specific number means ;-)

I also note that I couldn't just do the 'Save as' and overwrite my existing saved filter. I had to save it under a new name, edit the sharing permissions, and let others know that the link had changed. Again, it would be nice if were possible to update existing shared filters, but again that 99.44% comes to mind.

Thank you, Adam, for your expert suggestion!

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