How to create simple Todo list from issues located on several different projects.

Krasimir Matev June 7, 2020

Hi, I'm quite new to Jira. What I find difficult is that I've got many projects and its hard for me to concentrate on the tasks needed to be done for the day. So ideally I would like to go trough the projects in the morning and pick tasks that i would like to work on today and all picked tasks to be in a simple todo-like list. Is this even possible in jira?


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Petter Gonçalves
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June 8, 2020

Hello @Krasimir Matev

Thank you for reaching out.

The field that must be filled with your user when you sign-up to work in a new issue is the assignee field. once you do it, it's easy to create a filter to return the list of issues you have assigned in the day. These would be the steps:

  1. Click in the Filters drop-down at the header of the page > Advanced issue search
  2. Write the following JQL query and save it as a filter:
    assignee = currentUser()

Doing the steps above, you will configure a filter that will always return the issues assigned to you.

Additionally, you can configure the Filter results gadget to display this filter directly in your dashboard. These would be the steps:

  1. Navigate to your Dashboard > Click to add a new gadget > Add the Filter results gadget
  2. Add the filter you created to the gadget

For more information about Jira Filters and JQL syntax, check the documentation below:

Configure filters 

Let us know if you have any questions.

Ytsen Boer_ de May 23, 2024

This is a great start!


The next request would be to re-order the list on the dashboard such that they represent a ranking, just for that list/dashboard. So instead of a priority as an attribute of the issue, each issue would be displayed by the order as configured in that particular list/dashboar. Is that possible? (I can't find it ...)

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