How can I view status in backlog without having to map all status in a board

For my project I have 3 boards a kanban board each for analysis and testing and a scrum board for development. I have status's that are mapped to the analysis and testing boards and not mapped to the development board. This means however that when looking at the backlog view the tickets that do not have status's mapped to the development board do not show up in the backlog view. Any ideas how to make it so I can see all tickets in the backlog without having them mapped to the development board.




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Hi Amy,

Create a status called backlog and configure this status to not be in the board columns.

Hi Cristian,


I have this status already but if it is un-mapped in a column then tickets in this status do not show in the backlog view.



There is a difference between unmapped and used as backlog.

Check the image belowCaptura.PNG

Hi it's a scrum board rather than a kanban board, can I still do this? It doesn't show up when I open the configure kanban column?





This is how scrum works. Scrum board doesn't have a backlog in a sprint because in a sprint you are working in those issues. The backlog in scrum is the list of tasks outside a sprint and, when a task is in a screen, it is not in the backlog anymore.

Anyway, you can see the issues in the "backlog" menu but above the "backlog" and it is called sprint.


I think I'm not explaining myself clearly so hopefully the below example will make sense.


I have a staus called BA To Do, this status is currently only mapped to the analysis board. If there is no sprint tagged in a ticket with this status and I go onto the backlog view in jira this ticket does not show in the backlog. If I map this status to a column within the development board it does show in the backlog. I would like to know how I can have this status un-mapped to a column but still show tickets in this status in the backlog view.




You can't.  You're effectively asking to see issues you have chosen not to see.  It's one or the other.

If you want to see an issue on the board, it needs to be selected by the board to be visible - the board filter needs to select it and it needs to be told in what column to appear.

This answer doesn't make sense to me... 


The backlog should display all issues in all statuses. 

The active sprint should display all issues sorted into the columns I've created and the statuses I've mapped to each status. 

In my workflow, I have a status called "Awaiting Review". This is the first step in the workflow before it's transitioned to "Ready for Development". I don't need the issues in the "Awaiting Review" status to be visible in the Active Sprint board because those issues are not ready for the developer to work on, but I do need them present in the backlog. 

How am I supposed to groom my backlog if there are some statuses that don't appear here...?


You are not asking for a backlog, but for a report. A backlog is all the work that you haven't even started. When you have started to work on an issue, then it is in your board and it dissapears when the work is done.

Make a Dashboard or a filter which displays the issues as you need.

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