Thanks to Quick filters you can narrow down the data you display with predefined JQL (Jira Query Language) statements. This feature provides great flexibility as you can focus exactly on what you need at the moment. For example, you take a closer look at any resource and their workload or only display the tasks assigned to a particular team, version, Epic, or Milestone to get a high-level overview of what's going on.

Quick filters are displayed in the header just below the links in the following modules:

  • Gantt

BigPicture offers enhanced JQL commands - read more here. You can learn more about JQL query types as an advanced form of retrieving information (and more) in the official Atlassian Jira documentation.


  • You can configure Quick Filters by going to Business Administration > Box types > Quick Filters or in the Box configuration > Task > Quick Filters.
  • Quick filters can be inherited by Sub-Boxes, so once defined you can re-use them. To change the filters globally go the Box configuration of the Root Box

Applying Quick Filters

Once the filters are defined, you can apply them by selecting the filter with the picker in the module's header. After activating the filter, you'll see an orange dot next to the button. You can select multiple filters, as well as use the "AND" and "OR" operators to combine your queries and create advanced search strings. Click on the check box to switch the filter on, or, if you've added a filter to your favorites, select the name of the filter in the header.

Clearing Quick Filters

To clear all Quick filters click the orange dot. 

Quick Filter Search

The number of filters you've created can be quite large. To quickly find the filter you need, start typing in the name of the filter to narrow down the list.

Favorite Filters

  • Click on the star to display the name of the filter in the header, next to the filter search
  • Any user can have their own list of favorite filters and their lists don't interfere with each other

Quick Filter Configuration

By default, there are several Quick Filters available in the App's header. These can of course be deleted. Among these filters you can find: 

  • My tasks (tasks Assigned to the User)
  • Unresolved (tasks with the Open and Reopened statuses)
  • Updated <5d (tasks updated within the last 5 days)

Adding Quick Filters

To create a filter, enter the following information:

  • Name
  • Query
  • Description

With Quick Filters enabled, a logged-in user might not be able to see search results if the JQL filter that defines the scope of the Box is not shared with this user. To learn how to share Jira filters go to this link.

When a task is a parent and does not fit the JQL query, while at the same time its children do fit the JQL filter the parent task will be greyed out - just like when using the Search box.

Quick Filters based on Jira filters

When you use Jira filters to define BigPicture Quick Filters make sure that all Box users can access those Jira filters. Otherwise, the Quick Filter will not return any results, as the current user doesn't have sufficient permissions.

Jira filters can be found under Issues > Manage filters 

Change filter permissions if needed.


"ORDER BY" JQL keyword can’t be executed.