Filter: display items by same-name statuses when the statuses are associated with different groups

Last update: 2023-05-23
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You can have a task status assigned to Group A named New Status with the 3-letter key NST. You may have another task status assigned to Group B also named New Status with the 3-letter key NES. Although the names for the 2 statuses can be identical, the 3-letter code is always unique.
For more information about group statuses, see Create or edit a group status.

Using the filter builder, you cannot identify between the 2 statuses that have the same name. You must use Text Mode to distinguish between the 2 statuses.

Access requirements

You must have the following access to perform the steps in this article:

Adobe Workfront plan*


Adobe Workfront license*

Request to modify a filter

Plan to modify a report

Access level configurations*

Edit access to Reports, Dashboards, Calendars to modify a report

Edit access to Filters, Views, Groupings to modify a filter


If you still don’t have access, ask your Workfront administrator if they set additional restrictions in your access level. For information on how a Workfront administrator can modify your access level, see Create or modify custom access levels.

Object permissions

Manage permissions to a report

For information on requesting additional access, see Request access to objects .

*To find out what plan, license type, or access you have, contact your Workfront administrator.

Display items by same-name statuses when the statuses are associated with different groups

  1. Go to the filter you want to customize for a list of tasks, for example.
    This works the same for projects and issues as well.

  2. Click Add a Filter Rule for the Status field of the object of your list.
    For example, in a task report, add Status Equal New Status, if you want to display only tasks which are in a status of New Status.


    Notice that you have only one option for a status named New Status.

  3. Click Switch to Text Mode.
    The following code should display:


    Only one status displays here. The status line displays one of the 3-letter keys for one of the statuses.

  4. Add the following 2 lines of code to add the status that is missing from the filter:

  5. Click Done, then Save Filter.

    The list displays both tasks with a status of “New Status” from Group A and with a status of “New Status” from Group B.

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