How to filter notifications using JIRA Cloud Slack integration? Edited

Update August 2018:

There is actually an official feature request ticket: so instead of liking my question here, which probably doesn't really do anything, maybe vote on that ticket. Thanks!

The official Atlassian JIRA slack integration (jirabot / slackbot) is really useful and our team loves it. However, the configuration seems fairly limited so far. It only lets you choose a project and some other basic settings to choose if issue creation and updates posts a message to the channel. However, this quickly become noisy because you can't filter what you want the team to see. Mainly, we'd like to see items filtered by a certain team or only for certain state transitions.

Is it possible to do any advanced filtering by any arbitrary criteria using JQL?

Without this filtering, we usually leave the activity notification stream disabled in most channels, which is one of its best features. Is there any way to do this? Is this feature going to be added soon? I know Atlassian has their own competing team collaboration platform but they should still support all of their customers.



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+1 this would be a huge improvement. Same thing to other features I hope are in the roadmap, e.g.: Providing the ability to create / transition issues.

Definitely +1 here too.
Currently Slackbot is posting for all issues moved to 'Review' column, but our developers are split in frontend and backend developers and corresponding Slack channels. 

A JQL filter to determine something like 'labels in (frontend)' go to Frontend Slack, and same same for backend.

+1 I have two teams sharing a single Jira. but have their own channels in Slack. I'd like to have to chance to filter which messages from jirabot go to which channel based on JQL expressions.


I consider it a severe limitation that I can only define _one_ filter rule for one Jira project: For Bugs and Stories I'm only interested in Done-events, while for tasks I'm interested in all status updates. Would be great to be able to distinguish that. Without it the jirabot is less useful for me.

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Faced the same problem. Issue filter or filter for other fields (label or component) would be enough

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Come on Atlassian :-/

+1 Add this feature to Slack integration there is no point of moving from Hipchat to Slack if this doesn't work.

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+ 1 same problem as above. Creating too much noise in the Slack channel 

Same here. It would be great to be able to filter by Component.

Same here! Come on Atlassian!

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