In JIRA Board, only "stories" are showing

Filter for JIRA from (vertical3 dot > Board setting > General > Filter > Edit Filter Query)

project = NAP ORDER BY Rank ASC

Here I can see all the EPICS, STORIES, SUB-TASKS. I tried to change it to

project = NAP AND issuetype in (standardIssueTypes(), subTaskIssueTypes()) ORDER BY Rank ASC

NAP is project name

But, it is also same only. As standardIssueTypes(Bug, Epic, Story, Tasks) & subTaskIssueTypes(Sub-tasks), together is ALL

But, when I am going to board, it is still showing only "stories"

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Subtasks don't show up in a backlog view by design. However you can configure your backlog to see the subtasks as jira issue id's under their associated Story or Task. In your Board Configuration, go to Card Layout and under Backlog choose "Sub-Tasks" and add it. Now in your backlog at the bottom of each card you'll see any subtasks created for that issue. There won't be details there, but it will at least show you if there are any subtasks associated to that story.

  • Great. One more thing. I have seen somewhere in a screenshot there it was showing in the dropdown. What you have said is 90% satisfactory. Jul 30, 2019 at 19:12
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    Is this a screenshot that you've seen in the backlog view? I know in the active sprint if you have your board configured with swimlanes based on the Story then you will see subtasks under the parent story, but in the backlog view I've never seen this before. Its possible it was a plugin that provided this view in the backlog. Alternatively, you CAN view subtasks in the backlog under their parent issue if you're using a Kanban board with backlog view, but this isn't available for Scrum boards. Jul 31, 2019 at 20:26
  • Not sure if it was backlog view/active spring I have seen. What are you saying I will try that one Aug 1, 2019 at 5:16

The Epics appears on the right side when you're browsing the backlog view. Also, you can use the swimlanes (board configurations) to group by Epics in the board view. But to have the Epics as an issue to track progress and so, this is not the common behavior of the Jira board.

As for the rest of the issue types, make sure you have permission to view the issues. As by default everything shows in the board whether Scrum or Kanban, nothing is needed to have everything showing in the board.

  • So, will it not show sub-tasks & tasks in board? Jul 22, 2019 at 8:05
  • It will show everything in the board unless you specified something else.
    – Yassmeen
    Jul 22, 2019 at 8:29
  • THat is the issue I am facing Jul 22, 2019 at 11:02
  • Would you share a screenshot on how you want to the board to look like, from the description in the question, it seems that "only" user stories appears in the board. By board you mean the Active Sprint view, right? And the default behavior is all the issue types are included into that view unless other specified.
    – Yassmeen
    Jul 22, 2019 at 11:08
  • For now board shows only 'stories'? Does it not show 'sub-tasks' & 'tasks' in board? Jul 23, 2019 at 12:12

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