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(info) Note that this page only applies if you are using the Classic Boards (which are no longer being actively developed; read more).
If you are not using a Classic board, please see Using Plan Mode for information on searching a board.

You can search for an issue in any of the Classic boards. Simply enter your search criteria in the search box — 'Board Search' — in the top navigation bar and press Enter on your keyboard. GreenHopper will then return any search results that match the search criteria from your board, (not taking your current view into account). For example, if you search for all issues matching "fred" in the 'Fred' project while you have the 'Version'-'Release 4.1' view applied, GreenHopper will return matching issues from all unreleased versions in the 'Fred' project not just 'Release 4.1'.

Your search criteria can be any of the following:

  • The complete issue key
  • The numeric part of the issue key
  • Plain text contained in the comments, description or summary of the issue

Screenshot: Search box in GreenHopper Classic

If the search finds a single issue, GreenHopper will reload your board focused on that issue. If the search finds multiple issues, GreenHopper will pop up a dialog with all issues found. Your search results will display your issues in the same view that is currently selected on the board. You can interact with the search results in the modal window as follows:

  • Click the icon (which will appear when you hover over an issue's Issue Type or Priority icon) and select View on Planning Board from the drop-down menu — reloads the board focussed on this issue.
  • Enter new search criteria in the search box (top right) and press Enter (on your keyboard) — runs a new search without closing the modal search results window.
  • (If issue has subtasks) Click the N Subs link where 'N' is the number of sub-tasks — displays the sub-tasks for the issue as well as statistics related to the issue and sub-tasks.

Screenshot: Search results for multiple issues