Quick Filter to show only "In Progress"

I've created a new filter and set the JQL to:

status != "In Progress"

My goal is to hide everything except issues/sub-issues that are not "In Progress", but this filter doesn't change the results at all.  Why doesn't this work?

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That should work. Can you add a screenshot? Is this a quick filter on the agile boards? Or just a search in issue navigator?


This is a quick filter on the agile board.

So, is the board showing results in "In Progress" even after the quick filter is selected?

It looks like when I change it to 'status = "In Progress"' it does what I want - it hides everything that is not in progress. But this is contrary to my understanding of filters. I thought they were supposed to _filter out_ matching results.

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Agile board quick filters are designed to work that way. It shows only what matches the filter and hides everything else.

Yup. The filters function like an electronic bandpass filter: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Band-pass_filter

JIRA could have chosen a more obvious term for this feature. Perhaps, something like:

Show only results that match:


"Filter" is MUCH shorter though. :-)

"Select" is pretty concise and clear.

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