In this article, we will see how to navigate through Jira's search results and organize the result columns. We will start from our current search. To see the 1st article of our theme on basic search in Jira, click here.
There are 2 modes of presentation of the results: the list mode and the detail mode. To switch from one to the other, simply click on the small menu (list icon on the right of the screen under "Tools") and choose "Detail view" or "List view".
Displaying the details of Jira's search results
Let's look at the detail display first.
In this display mode, the filter result shows the requests on the left side of the screen (1). The area on the right shows the active request (2). You can browse through the requests by clicking on each of them in the list on the left.
The "Organize by" selection box (3) allows you to sort the requests according to a criterion, for example priority.
Personally, I don't use the detailed presentation much because I prefer the list presentation.
Even in this mode, you can access the details of a request by clicking on it.
The small arrows at the top right of the application allow you to navigate through the search results. The "Return to search" link allows you to return to the list of requests.
The list display of search results
Organize the columns of your Jira search
So I have the list of my Jira tickets brought back by my filter. These are presented in columns. I can decide to sort the search result by clicking on a column. If I want to change the list of columns that is presented, I can click on the "Column" button.
Let's say I don't want to see the "Update" and "Development" columns anymore, but I want to display the priority and the correction version.
I click on the "Column" button and deselect the fields I am no longer interested in. Then I add the ones I want to consult. The list of columns is updated and I can drag and drop the columns in the order I want. When I click the "Finish" button to confirm the order of the columns, the order is saved. I can then choose where this information will be saved.
Save your column configuration
You can save your column configuration when you click Finish based on the button selected at the top of the search box.
The 3 possible choices are as follows:
" My default configuration ", this is my personal column preferences. Whatever filter I use, I can use my personal configuration.
" Filter ": This is the configuration that is linked to the filter. You can assign columns to be displayed for the filter concerned.
If this filter appears in gray, it means that the current search is a spot search. This means that it does not match a saved filter or that you are not allowed to change the filter.
" System ": This is the default configuration that applies for all users who have not defined a personal default configuration. This button only appears for Jira administrator users.
You now know how to organize the columns following a search in Jira and navigate through the search results. In the next article, Sharing and Finding Filters in Jira, we will look at how to share and find filters created by other users.