This documentation relates to version 1.7 of the Rich Filters Add-on for JIRA. Documentation for previous versions is available via the documentation index.

Configuring Rich Filters

The Rich Filters are wrappers of JIRA native filters. The Rich Filters extend the JIRA native filters to include: definitions for additional filtering capabilities on top of the native filter (quick filters), issue highlighting, multiple views for the results, computed fields and other settings that can be used by Rich Filter Gadgets. The Rich Filters greatly simplify the configuration of gadgets, and allow these to coordinate and interact with one another to provide lots of interactivity on dashboards.

The principle is very simple: all gadgets that share a rich filter on the same dashboard are automatically connected. You can activate and deactivate quick filters in a gadget, and the other gadgets will automatically reload to reflect the filtering. You can edit the rich filter, and all gadgets that use it, on any dashboard, will automatically update the next time they are loaded: new options appear, or filters change, without needing to re-configure each gadget individually.

Each Rich Filter has there key attributes:

  • The name serves as an identifier for the Rich Filter.

  • The administrators are those users who are allowed to edit the configuration of the Rich Filter. When you create a new rich filter, you will be automatically set as that filter’s administrator. You can also allow other people to edit the rich filter by adding them to the administrator’s list.

  • The JIRA filter is the base data source for every gadget that uses the Rich Filter.

JIRA Administrators can edit the configuration of any Rich Filter, independently of the administrators list.

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