Differences between Issue Matrix Server and Cloud

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Issue Matrix Server users moving to Jira Cloud will need to migrate to our corresponding cloud app, Issue Matrix Cloud.

This page compares the features of the Server and Cloud apps.

Configuration Differences

One of the most significant differences between Issue Matrix Server and Cloud is the concept of its configuration - how you create and configure Issue Matrix panels.

In Issue Matrix Server, the configuration is done via custom fields. You need to create an Issue Matrix custom field, which you configure, and it appears as a panel in the Jira issues.

Whereas in Issue Matrix Cloud, the configuration is managed via panels in the project configuration. In the Cloud app, you need to create Issue Matrices (panels) per project.
The above means that you can’t use one matrix in many projects. If you would like to have the same matrix in several projects, you need to create it in each of them.

Need more help learning about the differences between Issue Matrix Server/Data Center and Issue Matrix CloudContact our support team for assistance. 

Feature Parity


Issue Matrix

Server/Data Center

Issue Matrix Cloud


Issue Matrix

Server/Data Center

Issue Matrix Cloud




Via Custom Fields

Create Issue Matrix custom fields

Via Project Panels

Create Issue Matrix panels per project (one Issue Matrix configuration cannot be used for all projects)



Issue Matrix Modes/Types



Sub-task Matrix

Create Sub-task type/mode Issue Matrices



Issue Links Matrix

Create Issue Links type/mode Issue Matrices



Epic Matrix

Create Epic type/mode Issue Matrices



JQL Matrix

Create JQL type/mode Issue Matrices



Filter Matrix

Create Filter type/mode Issue Matrices



JQL Extensions

Extension to JQL that can be used in the JQL mode/type




Features related to the data shown in the Issue Matrix



Issue Types

Choose issue types

Column Selection

Add custom fields from your Jira as columns in the Issue Matrix

Column Width

Customize the width of the column in the Issue Matrix panel

Filter JQL

Entering a JQL query to filter further which issues will be displayed in the Issue Matrix.



Default Order

Specify criteria for a default order of the issues in the Issue Matrix.

Inline Edit

Edit issues right on the spot in the Issue Matrix table/panel.




Visualization options for the Issue Matrix and the standard Jira panels



Hide Column Headers

Hide the headers of the columns in the Issue Matrix.

Show Empty Matrix

Show the Issue Matrix in the issue view page even if it is empty.


Choose the number of issues initially visible in the Issue Matrix table/panel



Issue Categorization

Create categories of issues/issue links that will be displayed in Issue Matrix



Jira Panels

Hide/show default Jira panels



Actions that can be used in the Issue Matrix panel



Create and Link action


Sort and Reorder

Specify criteria for a default order of the issues in the Issue Matrix.


Configuring the locations in Jira to show the Issue Matrix.


Allows you to view how the Issue Matrix table will look like in a target issue.



Visualization in Confluence

Using the issueMatrix JQL function.