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JQL-Query for Issues in WBS (BigPicture)


Hey! There's a way to search Issues within BigPicture Programs (WBS) using a standard Jira Search with JQL-Query?

Thanks a lot in advance for any suggestions!


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Hi Danny

Yes, you can use JQL withing BigPicture modules, just 1. press the magnifying glass button, and then 2. change the mode from TXT to JQL, as evident in the below screen capture.


Hi Marcin,

thanks for your reply. More specifically: is it possible to search directly in Jira for BP Issues? We want to use saved filters and/or the Jira Search for issues function.


Hello Markus

Yes, you can search BigPicture issues from within Jira context, as long as you created those issues using Task > Create task > JIRA task, see 1. in the screenshot below. If, however, you hit the 'Artificial task', then, although such an artificial task is represented by a bar on Gantt chart's timeline (2.), Jira search cannot see it (3.).


Hi Marcin,

thank you for the clarification. I'll talk to my colleague.

Thank you for your feedbacks! In fact i was looking for a possibiliity to search issues (Issues > Search for issues) using JQL conditions like "IN PROG-5" (BigPicture ID) or something like that..

UC: i want to search for issues that are included in the scope of 3 different BigPicture programs.

Any suggestions?

Many thanks!

Hello Danny,

this is an interesting case. Unless our support team finds a nicer solution, I'd go to the BigPicture program's configuration and check its "filtering", and then I'd try to recreate those filters in Jira's JQL field.

In this case it's easy: project in ("Hybrid Project")

or even better: project = "Hybrid project"



Starting BigPicture version 8, programs get replaced with [Boxes] and BP's own JQL functions arrive.

You could use the following JQL to filter out issues that sit within a program:

issue in box("name of your box/program here") 


Like Danny likes this

Thank you Marcin for the good news! 

I tried "issue in box"
but it doesn't work.

I see. It's only available for the server version

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