Problem with kanban board and swimlanes with multi select list custom field


I have configured swimlanes on a kanban board (screenshot of swimlanes' configuration added).

 So, as you can see I have swimlanes named "Eesti", "Leedu", "Poola" etc. Each swimlane has it's JQL as seen. "Riik" is a Select List (multiple choices) custom field.

If an issue contains "Riik" custom field with multiple values added, then this issue is diplayed only under the swimlane, that is configured higher in order of swimlane names.

To explain it better - if you look at the screenshot then for example:

If there is an issue, where "Riik" custom field has two values - "Estonia" and "Latvia" - then this issue is displayed on the kanban board only under the swimlane named "Eesti", because it is positioned higher than swimlane "Läti" (on the swimlanes configuration as seen on the picture). Is it possible to display this issue under both - "Eesti" and "Läti" swimlanes the same time, not only under the higher one?

Jira version 7.5.1.



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Warren Levy Community Champion Dec 12, 2017

Hi Timo

The short answer is no. Jira can't display an item more than once on a board, so it logically puts it in the first swimlane it finds.

Hi Warren

Thank you :) Just wanted to be sure.


I have exactly the same problem. Why is it not possible to have an issue plotted more than once on a board? I understand this is the way it is implemented, but in our case, we would like to be able to have an issue plotted more than once (in different swimlanes).


Best regards


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