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Hide done items older than 2 weeks - board view with custom filter



I am using a team-based project. On my board, I want to hide DONE items that are older than 2 weeks. What is the best way to write a custom filter for this? I am not sure where to begin...essentially DONE column is getting too cluttered.

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Hello @Jo-Lee Bertrand 

Welcome to the communit.

Is the board a Kanban board or a Scrum board?

For a Team Managed project Kanban board, the Done issues that have not been updated for 2 weeks will automatically be hidden. If the issue has been updated in the past two weeks it will be displayed.

If you want to additionally create a custom filter, click the ... button in the upper right corner of the board, and select Manage custom filters.

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That will take you to a screen where you can create custom filters.

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If you click on the ? on the right side of the "Filter query" field that will take you to a page that talks about the syntax for filter queries.

You could create a custom filter to hide Done issues that have been resolved a period of time ago with a filter like

resolutionDate < -2w

That will hide issues that have a Resolution Date that is before the date that is 2 weeks previous to the current date. 

In a Scrum board, the way to clean up your done column is to end the sprint.  You must not remove the issues from the board, that would break all your reporting.

But Trudy's custom filter will let you hide them for a cleaner display.

Thanks - it is not a scrum board so no sprints to complete. I did try the resolutionDate filter as above but it hides all issues.

I apologize. I did not provide a correct and complete filter. Please try the following.

(resolutionDate is not empty and resolutiondate < -2w) and status in (Done, <other statuses>)

I should've added to the filter to select only the issue where resolutionDate is set, and with statuses mapped to the column where your Done issues are listed.

Jira is not liking the < that comes before other statuses. Indicates it needs to be in quotes? Thank you for helping. I have not been able to find a good resource site for how to write these filters (I am a project director that dabbles in tech)

"<other statuses>" was my indication that you need to fill in that space with other Status values that are mapped to your right-most column in your board. What is in those parentheses is a comma separated list of Status values. If any of those individual status values has a space in it, that one value would need to be in quotes. 



(Done, Abandoned, Cancelled, "Won't Fix")


Regarding a resource for writing filters, this documentation page provides links to other pages on Advance JQL including functions, operators, keywords, and more.

I have exactly this as the filter:

(resolutionDate is not empty and resolutiondate < -2w) and status in (Done)

but unfortunately it hides everything on the board. I've looked at the documentation and still can't sort how to make this work. 

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