On Jira's homepage, it displays all tasks assigned to me, including tasks that are "closed", "obsolete", or "won't fix". I tried searching for tasks and filtering by status, but it doesn't display all of the open tasks assigned to me.

Here's my search query:

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I have a task assigned to me with the status "todo", but it isn't showing up in this search.

How can I displayed a list of all tasks assigned to me, except tasks with status "closed", "done", "obsolete", or "won't fix"?

  • Is the status "todo" or "To Do"? Because I think JIRA is picky about the spaces, and sometimes if a workflow is set up clumsily you can have different names for the same intended status.
    – Baracus
    Aug 7, 2018 at 15:23

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Just build your own query, excluding issues which have a certain status. Click the advanced button on the right to use JQL.

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Your query would like something like:

assignee = currentUser() and (status not in (Closed, Done, Obsolete))


assignee = currentUser() and resolved is EMPTY

Learn to use JQL:

JQL stands for JIRA Query Language (not to be confused with Java Query Language). It’s the most flexible way to search for issues in JIRA and is for everyone


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    Just an addition: you may want to consider "assignee = currentUser() and resolved is EMPTY" instead; this is more robust in the face of changing status workflows.
    – Sarov
    Aug 8, 2018 at 13:31
  • @Sarov Yeah, much better I think. Added it to the answer :) Aug 8, 2018 at 16:35

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