How To Create A Filter In Jira

JIRA, developed by Atlassian, is a widely used tool for project management and bug tracking. With its advanced functionality, it allows us to manage our tasks efficiently. A significant feature of JIRA is its ability to create and use filters. These filters help us save time by quickly viewing the most relevant issues. In this blog post, we’ll explain how to create a filter in JIRA.

What are Filters in JIRA?

In JIRA, filters are used to save and execute search requests. They can help you find issues that are contingent upon specific criteria. For instance, you may want to find all issues assigned to you, all issues in a particular project or all unresolved issues. Instead of entering the search criteria every time, you can create a filter and use it whenever needed.

Creating a Filter in JIRA

To create a filter in JIRA, follow these steps:

  1. Log in to your JIRA account.
  2. Go to the “Issues” tab on the top menu.
  3. Select “Search for issues”. A page similar to the following will appear.

Here, you can specify your search criteria. For instance, let’s consider we want to create a filter for all unresolved issues. We can do this by using the JQL (JIRA Query Language) in the “Advanced Search” section. JQL is a powerful query language in JIRA that lets you perform complex searches by using logical operations.

The JQL for this filter would be:

status != Resolved

This command will return all issues whose status is not resolved.

  1. After entering your JQL, click the “Search” button to view the issues that match your criteria.
  2. If the search results are as expected, click the “Save as” button near the top right corner of the page.
  3. Enter a name for your filter and click “Submit”. Your filter is now created and can be accessed anytime from the “Filters” section.


Creating filters in JIRA can significantly improve your productivity by allowing you to find relevant issues quickly. While this post provides a basic overview of creating filters, JIRA’s JQL offers a vast array of commands and functions, letting you create highly customized filters. We encourage you to explore more of JQL to make the most of your JIRA experience.