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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?
Here a snippet out of the documentation:
To add a column layout to a saved filter:
That should answer your originally question.
Having tried and failed this several times I started doubting if this 6 years later, indeed still was working as it was answered her. But the (currently ) essential part is not included.
1: Create and Save your Filter.
2: When you view that filter click "Columns"
3: In the top of that dialog you can choose between "My Defaults" or "Filter"
When you want JIRA to remember a specific set of columns for the loaded filter, you have to choose "Filter" and configure it. Doing that, you are working with a custom column setup for that particular filter, and not just adjusting you default column settings across all other filters.
This is incredibly useful in my opinion.
I just verified this to be completely sure, and I would say it still works as I described.
For the sake of completeness, I can add that I originally testes this on "Jira Software V8.x" and just now to be completely sure, I verified it on another instance in Atlassian Cloud, where it also is working as described.
In the Cloud version I noticed there is an additional "System" option, that I had not noticed before. A system wide column setup, same for all users.
What version are you using? Not sure if this could have anything to do with this?
Thanks, Anders. I'm in the Cloud version and was able to get it to work after playing around with it a bit. There was some weirdness around saving the filter and Jira acting as though I was trying to change a filter I didn't own (even though I was the one who created it). Thanks for verifying it it the latest versions.
@Stephan Grubbe Sølby I have no idea what I was doing when playing around - it just started to work. Today I did these steps and it worked:
1. start with a new filter and save
2. Columns -> filter -> add a field and "Done"
3. The column did NOT appear on my screen
4. went to a different filter and then came back to my test filter
5. the added column is there and when I switch between the default columns and the filter columns, the views do look different.
I have been having this issue for so long. I wasn't able to get it to work even though I followed everyone's recommendations. After much frustration, I finally deleted my filter and created a new one. I noticed that the "My Filter" option in the Columns isn't available until after you name and save the filter. After I refreshed the page after I saved it, the My Filter option finally showed up. However, I noticed that it still wasn't saving my changes even after selecting/de-selecting the columns and clicking on the Done button. The only way I could get the columns I wanted to display was to select a column, then Done, then refresh the page. Then add the next column, then Done, then refresh the page. I had to do this for each column I wanted to display. I'm certainly not the smartest person around, but I'm pretty sure that it's not supposed to work like this. What a horrible user experience.
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.
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.
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?
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:
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:
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?
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!
If you have rights to edit the filter, you can force the save button to appear by modifying the query (and then presumably modifying it back, if no changes really needed). Be sure to run the query to ensure what you see is what you save. Unfortunately, simply configuring the columns on an already-saved filter does not bring up the save button.
According to the link you pointed me to the column order should be persistent:
To add a column layout to a saved 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 am subscribing a filter from another user in my org, but I am seeing my default view rather than the other user set for the filter. But he can see only those columns when they run the filter.
It is bad....I tried switching to detailed view and then list view, but no change..
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?