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How to filter tasks by user who appears in either "Assigned to" or "Other Assignee"?

KZimmerman (WMF) (talkcontribs)

I want to create a filter that shows all open tasks for a team member who is either “Assigned to” the task OR is tagged as “Other Assignee”. I would like to be able to filter tasks on our team's board the board by team member with just a quick click (for checking during board refinement or when reviewing work together). I previously created a list of links to open tasks filtered by team member here: (but those links only query the "Assigned to" field).

Is it possible to create a single filter in Phabricator that queries whether a user is in EITHER "Assigned to" OR "Other Assignee"?


AKlapper (WMF) (talkcontribs)

I don't know who created the "Other Assignee" custom field or where it was discussed ( WMF Release Engineering might know more, as I think it started as a "fallback train conductor" custom field. Generally speaking, custom fields are not as supported as the standard "Assigned To" field, plus I'm afraid that querying two separate fields (as an "OR") on a value in general is not supported. :-/

KZimmerman (WMF) (talkcontribs)

Thanks @AKlapper (WMF) - so it sounds like I'm asking for the (currently) impossible. Also, I'll keep in mind that "Other Assignee" is not fully supported.

AKlapper (WMF) (talkcontribs)

(Just for the records though this wasn't asked: One can also "Group by Owner" in the workboard filter dropdown ("Natural", "Group by Priority", etc) itself, to still see all tasks on the board at once.)

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