Using currentUser() in JQL functions


It would be really useful to be able to write "Assignees (By Roles)" = assignedRole("Developer", currentUser()), rather than assignedRole("Developer", "Richard").

Currently, each user on the team has to create a separate filter to be able to see their own issues, but if we could use currentUser() then we could have a single shared filter. 

This would be especially useful in the quick filters for the agile boards, because only board admins can create the filters.



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Hi Richard,

The assignedRole JQL function takes care of this automatically.

If you skip the user key in the function, it takes the current user to search for the issues.

So, "Assignees (By Roles)" = assignedRole("Developer") will infact give you, all the issues where the current user has been assigned to Developer role.

On the other hand, "Assignees (By Roles)" = assignedRole("Richard"), will return issues, where "Richard" has been assigned to any of the roles, and "Assignees (By Roles)" = assignedRole() will return issues, where current user has been assigned to any of the roles.

Let us know if this is helpful.



Hi Abhinav, 

You're right, it does!

In that case, your documentation linked here ( is incorrect. It says using the function like that will "Return issues where any user is assigned to a specific role".

Thanks for the help though, I can achieve what I want with this. 

Best regards,


Hi Richard,

Thanks for pointing that one out.

The documentation on the Marketplace is a bit obsolete. As per our development roadmap, we have introduced many new features and have some more lined up ahead. 
Once accomplished, we will be updating the documentation soon incorporating all necessary changes.

Thank You,


Hi Abhinav, 

Actually, I've just been playing with this a bit more, and I would like to create a search that has displays issues assigned to any other user in a specific role. 

In order to do this I would like to right a query like: "Assignees (By Roles)" != assignedRole("Developer", NULL) AND "Assignees (By Roles)" != assignedRole("Developer", currentUser()). 

Is there any way to achieve something like this? 

I also notice that = assignedRole("Developer") returns issues assigned to me, whereas != assignedRole("Developer") returns unassigned issues, which is not the opposite. 

Many thanks,


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