Recently while trying to make changes to our Scrum Board in JIRA I had some trouble when trying to update the query filter it uses.
Every JIRA scrum board you create has one main query it sits on top of. This query is what populates your board with the tasks you want to manage in your backlog, current sprints, etc.
The problem is that when you get to the page where you can actually edit the JQL query all you get is a “Save As” button. This is very frustrating.
What you need to do at this point is actually USE the filter. Click enter or use the search button (magnifying glass icon) at the end of the bar. After you actually do a search with your new query the button changes from “Save As” to just “Save.” If you don’t actually DO the search with your new query then you won’t be able to save it.