If you want to create filters for customized values, you can create custom JQL buttons and dropdowns. This function is helpful, when you want to filter for values, which are not represented by a specific issue field.


  • Custom JQL dropdown for Teams

    • Team A (with JQL assignee in (Martha, Sarah, George))

    • Team B (with JQL assignee in (Jane, Bob, Jose))

    • Team C (with JQL assignee in (Ali, Paul, Elena))

  • Custom JQL button for Priority

    • High priority (with JQL priority in (high, highest))

How to add custom JQL buttons or dropdowns to your Quick Controller

  • Add the Quick Controller gadget to your Jira dashboard

  • Click on the three dots > configure on the top right

  • Expand the dropdown next to “Add filter”

  • Select “Single JQL (Button) or “Multiple JQL (Dropdown)”

Configure a custom JQL dropdown

After you’ve selected “Multiple JQL (Dropdown)” like mentioned in the “How to” above, you can configure you custom dropdown filter.

  • Label: The label will be displayed as option in the dropdown (e.g. Team A)

  • JQL: The JQL will define the filter for the dropdown option (e.g. assignee in (Martha, Sarah, George))

  • Trash (next to JQL): Remove single dropdown option

  • Trash (next to plus): Remove entire dropdown

  • Plus : Add option

  • Button Text: Name of the dropdown which is displayed on the dropdown, when it is collapsed (e.g. Teams)