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WBS widget



The WBS Widget is a customizable task list and works similarly to the Gantt and Scope modules tasks lists. You can display different fields as columns, change the aggregation, and display options. To learn more about customizing the columns, go to Column Views Scope.

Displayed tasks

The WBS widget shows the currently viewed task and its direct parents.

Adjust data

Add/remove columns to display relevant data

The default column view is set by a Box Admin. Box Editors and Box Viewers can modify columns visible for them as well as restore the column view to the one set by a Box Admin.

Adjust column aggregation settings as needed (available only for columns containing data that can be aggregated): 

Save changes to all users

Box Admin role

A Box Admin can make changes in the column view without affecting the Box Editor/Viewer view.

To make changes in the column view visible to Box Editors and Box Viewers, a Box Admin needs to click on the “Save changes for all users” button.

Restore column view

Box Admin role

After adding or removing columns, a Box Admin can click the “Restore columns” button to return to the initial set. Once changes are saved, the “Restore columns” button becomes inactive.

Box Editor/Viewer role

Box Editors and Box Viewers can restore previously changed column views to the ones set by a Box Admin.

Load data

Aggregation data is loaded on request:

Click Load data to fully load the remaining information:

The button will change to indicate progress. 



Box Switcher

Your tasks might be included within the scope of multiple Boxes (and sub-Boxes); the Box picker will help you find them. Alternatively, this information will also be displayed if you click on the task using the Gantt module.

Use the Box picker to switch between Boxes and show the currently viewed tasks in relation to others in the hierarchy.

Show on Gantt

You can jump directly to the Gantt module - the App will highlight the currently viewed task.


If a task is hidden because of the active filters, the app won't be able to highlight the task. 

Configuration and Security

To use the widget, you need the Box Viewer Security Role as a minimum. 

  • App Administrators can configure the widget, enable it on selected issue types or projects in App administration (wrench icon at top right)> BigPicture configuration > Widgets > WBS Widget (requires Jira Administrator access).