It's not the same without you

Join the community to find out what other Atlassian users are discussing, debating and creating.

Atlassian Community Hero Image Collage

Selecting "OR" value of multiple filters

Our team has tasks assigned to them. We have created "Quick Filters" for tasks assigned to them. Is there a way to select multiple filters and have the OR of them show up as opposed to the AND?

Whenever multiple filters are selected, nothing shows up because the AND between the two filters doesn't exist.

5 answers

1 accepted

0 votes
Answer accepted

How we solved this:

By default, add unassigned issues to the filter for each user filter :

     assignee = "XYZ" or assigee is EMPTY

Add an extra quick filter : "Hide Unassigned" :

     assignee is not EMPTY

When you click a user quick filter, you get all issues assigned to that user, AND all unassgned issues.

When you want ONLY the issues assigned to the user, click IN ADDITION the "Hide Unassigned" filter.

Hey Marc, Your solution does solve the issue of clicking between Unassigned and Individual filters, which is awesome, thanks! Were you guys able to think of a solution for being able to see stories/tasks shared between two developers?

One way you can use "or" is to save each filter and then you can use JQL to OR them together

e.g. 

filter = "filter1" or filter = "filter2"

for me it works like the following

filter = "filter1" | filter = "filter2"

@Daniel Swiatek Thank you!! This is perfect. As I was trying to include "empty" label fields along with excluding another field, the standard in / not in was not working. Neither was trying to add one filter to the query. 

Creating more filters isn't exactly what we are looking for. As opposed to being able to see what tasks are shared between individuals through a new filter, we use the quick filters during our daily scrum. We basically click between filters to see what tasks a person is assigned and working on. The issue is that there is an "Unassigned" filter for tasks that nobody has yet to be assigned to. Thus, we'd like to be able to be able to click a person's filter and click the unassigned filter and have all tasks shared between to be shown, so we could assign on the spot. 

Currently, we have to unclick a person's filter, click unassigned, assign the task, unclick unassigned, and click the original filter.

The filter buttons are designed that way, it's always "AND". To work around that, maybe need to change on how you create the filters.

Suggest an answer

Log in or Sign up to answer
Community showcase
Posted in Jira

Demo Den Ep. 7: New Jira Cloud Reports

Learn how to use two new reports for next-gen projects in Jira Cloud:  Cumulative flow diagram and Sprint burndown chart. Ivan Teong, Product Manager, Jira Software, demos the Cumulative ...

303 views 1 3
Join discussion

Community Events

Connect with like-minded Atlassian users at free events near you!

Find an event

Connect with like-minded Atlassian users at free events near you!

Unfortunately there are no Community Events near you at the moment.

Host an event

You're one step closer to meeting fellow Atlassian users at your local event. Learn more about Community Events

Events near you