I am using the widget Activity Stream and as part of the filter it allows you to select usernames, it doesn't appear to handle any form of currentUser(), or %%current_user%%. Is there a way to set it to show the current user?
I understand what you are saying. The thing is I can create filters that show currentUser() and there are gadgets that report only for the current user. So I have created a generic dashboard for the engineers, so they can see what is assigned using all the current user gadgets and filters. The only thing missing is sometimes people make mistakes and create issues under the wrong project and to them the issue just disappears, because they are looking at the wrong dashboard.
It would be really helpful if the activity stream supported currentUser() just like filters so they could see a history of what they are doing instead of scrolling threw everyone's history to find their own. Since most of them won't scroll they just complain that the task is lost and you can guess who has to find it.
Actually, the default Activity Stream gadget (located on the System Dashboard) was designed to, specifically, show all activity happened on the projects the user is a member of. You could vote on the Feature Request pointed out by @Steven Behnke, so that you will help increase attention from our developers over it.
However, you can add your own Activity Stream gadget in another Dashboard. Just create a new Dashboard and, when adding the Activity Stream gadget, the screen below will be presented. Just click Add filter and set it to display only activities from a specific username/project/issue/(...) (or even not show activity from a specific match).
I think this answer completely misses the point of the question.
We want to be able to create a single dashboard where each user sees what is valuable to them. Therefore activity stream needs to be able to filter by currentUser().
Otherwise each person has to create their own dashboard and manually type their own user name into it.
I think this answer is quite useful anyway. Unfortunately, the workaround doesn't work in some circumstances, as detailed in https://confluence.atlassian.com/jirakb/activity-stream-is-empty-when-filtered-by-username-306348823.html
Hello everyone, you can check out our latest Jira plugin that gives the possibility to add filters to the Activity Stream using basic or jql queries.
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