Timeline not displaying correctly

Kim Killen April 15, 2024


I'm having trouble with my Timeline displaying correctly. I'd like my timeline to show any epics/tasks/sub-tasks created within the Booth Sales project and under the Epic "BoothSales-1471". Thus far, 19 tasks were created which reference the BoothSales-1471 as it's parent.

Filter Query: project = "Booth Sales" and ("Epic Link" = BOOTHSALES-1471 or "Epic Name" = BOOTHSALES-1471) and type in (Epic, Task, Sub-task, subTaskIssueTypes(), standardIssueTypes()) and status in (Open, "In Testing", "In Progress", "Deployed To Staging", "DBA Review", "Code Review", "On Hold", Unverified, Reopened, "Ready To Deploy To Testing", "Ready To Deploy To Staging", "Ready To Deploy To Production", "QA Testing", Resolved, Tested, "General Testing", Closed) ORDER BY Rank ASC

In Configure Timeline - my filter seems to pull the correct issue count, my columns are mapped appropriately, and my timeline is enabled. 

My backlog displays OK, I think. 

And I've set up a Sprint which I think is fine also. 

However, there are no options on the Timeline view to select the Epic/Tasks I'd like to show. 

What am I doing wrong here? Backlog.pngColumn Status.pngFilter results.pngSprint.pngTimeline Settings.pngTimeline View.png


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Walter Buggenhout
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April 15, 2024

Hi @Kim Killen ,

The problem is your query is excluding epics. You've also made it so complex to read that you probably can't untangle it anymore. You would need to get to a point where you would have something like this:

Project = "Booth Sales" AND (issuekey = BOOTHSALES-1471 OR
(issuetype in standardIssueTypes() AND Parent = BOOTHSALES-1471) OR
issuetype in subtaskIssueTypes()) ORDER BY Rank ASC

As soon as you get to that point, you should see the epic displayed, but you will still run into trouble with your subtasks, as they are not necessarily linked to standard issue types linked to this one epic.

To be honest, this looks like a somewhat strange scenario you're trying to follow. Why don't you simply create the timeline off your entire project and use quick filters on the board to limit what you see? That might bring you to the same place, but lots easier.

Hope this helps!

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