How to Setup Custom Dashboard in JIRA

Jira is a proprietary issue tracking product, developed by Atlassian. It provides bug tracking, issue tracking, and project management functions. This blog will help you to create your own dasboard and cutomized filters as per your project requirement.


Part I: Creating customized Filters in JIRA:

Follow the steps given below for Filter creation-

1. Open the JIRA with correct url.

2. Login with valid credentials assigned.

3. Go to “Issues” from the header of the page menu.

4. On the left hand side of the page , there will be a options “new filter”.


5. After clicking on the “new filter” , Fill in the following fields.

  • Project : - Select the project name.
  • Type: - Select the option which want to link e.g Bugs , Epics , Story etc accordingly.
  • Status: - Select the status according to the bug life cycle followed in project , Like In progress , Done , Accepted etc.
  • Assignee: - Select the assignee to whom ever want to assign the issues.
  • More: - Select the options like summary , epic link to complete the filter creation. Once we click on the summary a tab will be open enter the filter name and click on update.

The newly created filter will appear in the list of filters (Favorite Filters).

Part II: Creating Dashboard in JIRA

Follow the steps given below for Dasboard creation-

1. Click on the dashboard from the header. Then click on manage dashboard option.

2. Now click on the option Create dashboard.

3. Enter details eg-
    Name: Page level bugs dashboard,
    Shared with: Select Public from dropdown.
    Click on Add. Click on Create.

4. The created dashboard will appear in Manage Dashboard screen. Click on the newly created dashboard.

5. Click on the “add gadget” button.

6. List of gadget for the boards will appear.

7. For more option click on the “load all gadget”

8. Search the option “Filter results” . Now click on add gadget.

9. The board will come along with the options-

  • Saved Filter: - Click on this field and the filter we have created will appear.(Steps to create filter in explained above) Select the filter.
  • Number of result: - Enter the digit e.g 10, it will only display 10 results.
  • Column to display: - we can attach or delete the column e.g summary, issue type and priority etc.
  • Auto refresh: - Check this option to refresh the board with the time period selected.

10. After filling all the information, click on the save and the dashboard will get added to JIRA.



Retrieving and Understanding Crash Logs

According to a survey by Dimensional research, if an app crashes, freezes, or has errors, 53 percent of users will uninstall it. Whether you are troubleshooting app crashes , beta testing in app, or you just want to help a developer out after you have discovered a particular bug, you can retrive crash reports from any app on an iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch device.

This blog helps you out to generate crash logs/reports from IOS and Android devices and educate you in understanding the crash reports.

Steps to retrive crash logs from iPhone/iPad

Platform - Windows:


1. Connect the device (iPhone/iPad) to the system.

2. Open iTunes and sync the device with the system.

3. After syncing, press Windows+R.

4. On Run Window , enter  %appdata% and press  Enter.

5. Navigate to Roaming > Apple computer  > Logs > CrashReporter > Mobile Device > *Device Name*.

(Note: your device name appears in iTunes on the left side , under 'Devices')

6. You will find the crash logs with the file type "CRASH File".


Platform- MAC:


1. Connect the device (iPhone/iPad) to the system.

2.Open iTunes in MAC and sync the device with the system;

3. Open Finder(found in the Dock).

4. Click on the 'GO' menu at the top of your screen , and select 'Go to Folder'.