How do I define a release type attribute, or filter on a release name?

I am using JIRA to host a KanBan board and we release changes under a few different release types based on scheduled/adhoc and priority basis.

I would like to build a dashboard for each release type, but I can't pick the release (fixVersions) apart based on type as I can't seem to add an attribute/custom field against a release to filter on.

And to build a list that I would have to manually maintain using releasedVersions() or similar is doable, but if I was to do that I might as well use a spreadsheet. Obviously I should be able to leverage off the automation built into JIRA.

Alternatively I tried using a naming convention to record the release type, but it seems I can't wildcard filter on the release name either???? What?

Not being able to filter on a custom text field (fixVersion) is very strange behaviour; it's pretty basic functionality and I struggle to understand why this wouldn't be available out of the box. If the answer is to purchase a third party plugin; that is quiet frankly ridiculous (in the event this turns out to be not available in JIRA and not a PEBCAK error).

Am I missing something here and there's some simple way I can do this; or are neither of these basic features  included in JIRA? I have searched and find forum posts a few years old that have largely unhelpful responses or require custom development of the UI templates to provide fnew fields.


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Ah, yes, the problem is "a few years old".  JIRA 7.something has more functions.


fixversion in versionMatch("regex")

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