filters as variables!

So I came to the realization that you can kinda use JIRA query filters as basic variables. That is to say, if I regularly start my query with

project = foo AND status is EMPTY and duedate < now()

I can save this query as FOO MISSED and then build subsequent queries like

filter = "FOO MISSED" and component not in (bar, lol) and labels is not EMPTY

This was probably obvious to most but is a big gain for me. Any limitations to this? Any problem with nesting filters within filters? Anything else I should be mindful of while doing this?

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Alexey Matveev Community Champion Nov 01, 2017


We used this feature to make our life easier when we had to write multiple similar jql queries.  We moved out the common part into a base filter and then referenced to the base filter from other jql filters. We had several levels of hierarchy and met no limitations so far. 

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