How do I use a filter to display "Development Sub-task" along with Story and Bugs on the agile board?

I am trying to set up a filter to show Issue types of Story, Bugs, Spike and Development Sub-task.  For some reason Sub-tasks aren't showing up on the agile board.  How do I make this happen?  Example filter:

 

(project in ("Project A") or labels = ProjectA) and issuetype in (Story, Bug, "Development Sub-task", Spike) 

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Sub-tasks will not show in Scrum "plan" mode, because you're supposed to plan at a parent level.  In work mode, they will show, but check the filters to make sure that you actually have some, and that you haven't quick-filtered them away, or used swimlanes to hide them accidentally.

Okay. I do see them on the Work Board. Wanted them to appear on the Plan board. What you said about planning at the parent level makes sense.

Yes, sometimes, people don't work like that, but the sub-tasks will always stay with their parents, so there's not much point in having them in "plan". Sometimes, it would be nice to see them in there though!

First make sure that all the ''status'' are mapped in existing column of your board. (sometimes, sub-task have differents workflows and status)

Secondly, if your board is a Scrum board and subtask are created in another project, sometimes they will not appear. 

Phillippe, I don't understand first comment. How would I check this? For the 2nd comment, the subtask was created in the same project as the board.

Phillippe is pointing at the way boards are built. In Jira, all issues follow a workflow, and these can be simple or complex, and you can use different ones for different issue types. So let's say you have Bugs using a workflow of open -> in progress -> closed, and subtasks that go from open -> development -> closed. Now, boards have columns, and these columns work by showing you groups of status. Quite often, you find boards are 1:1, so you have a board with |Open | in progress | closed| and those columns pull in the status of Open, in progress and closed as named. But, in my example, I have a fourth status of "development". So the board I have just defined would hide all subtasks in the status of development (and to fix it, I'd add "development" status into the in progress column) There's an easy check - go into the board definition and check the columns. On the left, you'll see a list of all the status you have not mapped that you should consider adding into the columns somewhere.

Thank you for the precision Nic ! And sorry for the lack of follow up on this issue, i was hold up in meeting yesterday.

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