This documentation relates to version 1.8 of the Rich Filters Add-on for JIRA. Documentation for previous versions is available via the documentation index.

The Rich Filter Smart Counters & Gauges Gadget

The Rich Filter Simple Gauge Gadget displays multiple counters and gauges. The gadget is based on a rich filter and the counters and gauge levels are based on the clauses of a smart filter. The gadget works as follows: 

  • the gadget builds a collection of issues based on the rich filter's base query and on the active quick filters (which means the results can be refined using Rich Filter Controller gadgets);
  • the gadget itself can further refine the results by applying a gadget-specific JQL that we call “working query”;
  • the gadget computes counters or gauges (depending on the display layout setting) based on the clauses of a smart filter; for each clause there will be a counter or gauge;
  • the gadget can display results based on different values, like the number of issues (Issue Count) or the sum of number and time tracking fields (such as Story Points or Original Estimate);
  • the gadget supports multiple display layouts;
  • the gadget’s title can be customized.

Configuring the Rich Filter Smart Counters & Gauges Gadget

Add a new or edit an existing Rich Filter Smart Counters & Gauges Gadget in your JIRA dashboard. The configuration form of the gadget will be displayed:

Edit the gadget configuration as described in the following table:

Setting Description
Title Optionally, you can customize the title of the gadget. If left blank, the default title will be Rich Filter Smart Counters & Gauges.
Rich Filter

Select the rich filter the gadget will use.

Click on the Rich Filter button to display the list of rich filters; you can either scroll through or use the search box to find the filter you need.

The gadgets’ configuration forms only show the rich filters you are allowed to view. See the section on permissions for details.

The link in the description line below the Rich Filter button opens a new page with the configuration of the selected rich filter.

Also, when the gadget is in display mode, you can navigate directly to the rich filter of the gadget using the Rich Filter option in the menu at the top right of the gadget.

Working Query The working query is a JQL query that is combined with the base filter of the rich filter before searching for issues. The working query is optional: if left empty, only the base JIRA filter and the quick filters affect the issues used for the output.
Smart Filter Select the smart filter. For each clause of the smart filter, the gadget builds a counter or gauge (depending on the Layout setting, see below). If the smart filter has color tag types, then the gadget will use the configured colors in order to display the results. Otherwise, a default color will be used.
Show None Select whether or not the gadget should also display a counter/gauge for the issues not matching any of the clauses of the smart filter.
Values

Select the output type to be used for each counter or gauge. There are five kinds of possible values:

  • Issue Count: computes the number of issues in each group.
  • Time Tracking: computes the sum of one of the time-tracking fields (i.e. Original Estimate, Remaining Estimate, Time Spent) for all issues in each group.
  • Σ Time Tracking: the same as Time Tracking but for each issue it also includes the values in its sub-tasks.
  • Numeric: computes the sum of a numeric field for all issues in each group. For instance, if using JIRA Agile, the gadget can show how many Story Points there are for each Smart Filter clause.
  • Σ Numeric: the same as Numeric but for each issue it also includes the values in its sub-tasks.

Layout

You can chose one of several layouts to display the results:

  • Counters: for each clause of the smart filter, the gadget displays a counter.
  • Gauges: for each clause of the smart filter, the gadget displays a gauge. The gauge level is given by the query of the clause out of the total.
  • Percentages & Ratios: for each clause of the smart filter, the gadget displays the percentage and ratio out of the total.

  • Percentages Only: for each clause of the smart filter, the gadget displays the percentage out of the total.

  • Counters & Percentages: for each clause of the smart filter, the gadget displays a counter and the percentage out of the total.