Advanced searching - fields reference

This page describes information about fields that are used for advanced searching. A field in JQL is a word that represents a JIRA field (or a custom field that has already been defined in your JIRA applications). In a clause, a field is followed by an operator, which in turn is followed by one or more values (or functions). The operator compares the value of the field with one or more values or functions on the right, such that only true results are retrieved by the clause. Note: it is not possible to compare two fields in JQL.

Affected version

Search for issues that are assigned to a particular affects version(s). You can search by version name or version ID (i.e. the number that JIRA automatically allocates to a version).Note, it is better to search by version ID than by version name. Different projects may have versions with the same name. It is also possible for your JIRA administrator to change the name of a version, which could break any saved filters that rely on that name. Version IDs, however, are unique and cannot be changed.

Syntax
affectedVersion
Field Type VERSION
Auto-complete Yes
Supported operators = , != , > , >= , < , <=
IS, IS NOT, IN, NOT IN
Note that the comparison operators (e.g. ">") use the version order that has been set up by your project administrator, not a numeric or alphabetic order.
Unsupported operators ~ , !~
WAS, WAS IN, WAS NOT, WAS NOT IN, CHANGED
Supported functions When used with the IN and NOT IN operators, this field supports:
  • releasedVersions()
  • latestReleasedVersion()
  • unreleasedVersions()
  • earliestUnreleasedVersion()
Examples
  • Find issues with an AffectedVersion of 3.14:
    affectedVersion = "3.14"
    Note that full-stops are reserved characters and need to be surrounded by quote-marks.
  • Find issues with an AffectedVersion of "Big Ted":
    affectedVersion = "Big Ted"
  • Find issues with an AffectedVersion ID of 10350:
    affectedVersion = 10350

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List of Fields:

Approvals

Only applicable if JIRA Service Desk is installed and licensed, and you're using the Approvals functionality.

Search for issues that have been approved or require approval. This can be further refined by user.

Syntax
approvals
Field Type USER
Auto-complete

No

Supported operators

=

Unsupported operators ~ , != , !~ , > , >= , < , <=
IS , IS NOT , IN , NOT IN , WAS, WAS IN, WAS NOT, WAS NOT IN , CHANGED
Supported functions
  • approved()
  • approver()
  • myApproval()
  • myPending()
  • pending()
  • pendingBy()
Examples
  • Find issues that require or required approval by John Smith:
    approval = approver(jsmith)

  • Find issues that require approval by John Smith:
    approval = pendingBy(jsmith)

  • Find issues that require approval by the current user:
    approval = myPending()

  • Find all issues that require approval:
    approval = pending()

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Assignee

Search for issues that are assigned to a particular user. You can search by the user's full name, ID, or email address.

Syntax
assignee
Alias
cf[CustomFieldID]
Field Type USER
Auto-complete

Yes

Supported operators

= , !=
IS, IS NOT, IN, NOT IN, WAS, WAS IN, WAS NOT, WAS NOT IN, CHANGED

Note that the comparison operators (e.g. ">") use the version order that has been set up by your project administrator, not a numeric or alphabetic order.

Unsupported operators ~ , !~ , > , >= , < , <=
Supported functions When used with the IN and NOT IN operators, this field supports:
  • membersOf()

When used with the EQUALS and NOT EQUALS operators, this field supports:

  • currentUser()
Examples
  • Find issues that are assigned to John Smith:
    assignee = "John Smith"
    or
    assignee = jsmith

  • Find issues that are currently assigned, or were previously assigned, to John Smith:
    assignee WAS "John Smith" 
    or
    assignee WAS jsmith

  • Find issues that are assigned by the user with email address "bob@mycompany.com":
    assignee = "bob@mycompany.com"

    Note that full-stops and "@" symbols are reserved characters and need to be surrounded by quote-marks.

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Attachments

Search for issues that have or do not have attachments. 

Syntax
attachments
Field Type ATTACHMENT
Auto-complete Yes
Supported operators IS, IS NOT
Unsupported operators =, != , ~ , !~ , > , >= , < , <= IN, NOT IN, WAS, WAS IN, WAS NOT, WAS NOT IN, CHANGED
Supported functions None
Examples
  • Search for issues that have attachments:
    attachments IS NOT EMPTY  

  • Search for issues that do not have attachments:
    attachments IS EMPTY 

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Category

Search for issues that belong to projects in a particular category.

Syntax
category
Field Type CATEGORY
Auto-complete Yes
Supported operators =, !=
IS, IS NOT, IN, NOT IN
Unsupported operators ~ , !~ , > , >= , < , <= WAS, WAS IN, WAS NOT, WAS NOT IN, CHANGED
Supported functions None
Examples
  • Find issues that belong to projects in the "Alphabet Projects" Category:
    category = "Alphabet Projects"

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Comment

Search for issues that have a comment that contains particular text. JIRA text-search syntax can be used.

Syntax
comment
Field Type TEXT
Auto-complete

No

Supported operators

~ , !~

Unsupported operators = , != , > , >= , < , <=
IS, IS NOT, IN, NOT IN,
WAS, WAS IN, WAS NOT, WAS NOT IN, CHANGED
Supported functions None
Examples
  • Find issues where a comment contains text that matches "My PC is quite old" (i.e. a "fuzzy" match:
    comment ~ "My PC is quite old"
  • Find issues where a comment contains the exact phrase "My PC is quite old":
    comment ~ "\"My PC is quite old\""

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Component

Search for issues that belong to a particular component(s) of a project. You can search by component name or component ID (i.e. the number that JIRA automatically allocates to a component).

Note, it is safer to search by component ID than by component name. Different projects may have components with the same name, so searching by component name may return issues from multiple projects. It is also possible for your JIRA administrator to change the name of a component, which could break any saved filters that rely on that name. Component IDs, however, are unique and cannot be changed.

Syntax
component
Field Type COMPONENT
Auto-complete

Yes

Supported operators

= , !=
IS , IS NOT , IN , NOT IN

Unsupported operators ~ , !~ , > , >= , < , <=
WAS, WAS IN, WAS NOT, WAS NOT IN, CHANGED
Supported functions

When used with the IN and NOT IN operators, component supports:

  • componentsLeadByUser()
Examples
  • Find issues in the "Comp1" or "Comp2" component:
    component in (Comp1, Comp2)
  • Find issues in the "Comp1" and"Comp2" components:
    component in (Comp1) and component in (Comp2)
    or
    component = Comp1 and component = Comp2 
  • Find issues in the component with ID 20500:
    component = 20500 

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Created

Search for issues that were created on, before, or after a particular date (or date range). Note that if a time-component is not specified, midnight will be assumed. Please note that the search results will be relative to your configured time zone (which is by default the JIRA server's time zone).

Use one of the following formats:

"yyyy/MM/dd HH:mm"
"yyyy-MM-dd HH:mm"
"yyyy/MM/dd"
"yyyy-MM-dd"

Or use "w" (weeks), "d" (days), "h" (hours) or "m" (minutes) to specify a date relative to the current time. The default is "m" (minutes). Be sure to use quote-marks ("); if you omit the quote-marks, the number you supply will be interpreted as milliseconds after epoch (1970-1-1).

Syntax
created
Alias
createdDate
Field Type DATE
Auto-complete

No

Supported operators

= , != , > , >= , < , <=
IS , IS NOT , IN , NOT IN

Unsupported operators ~ , !~
WAS, WAS IN, WAS NOT, WAS NOT IN, CHANGED
Supported functions

When used with the EQUALS, NOT EQUALS, GREATER THAN, GREATER THAN EQUALS, LESS THAN or LESS THAN EQUALS operators, this field supports:

  • currentLogin()
  • lastLogin()
  • now()
  • startOfDay()
  • startOfWeek()
  • startOfMonth()
  • startOfYear()
  • endOfDay()
  • endOfWeek()
  • endOfMonth()
  • endOfYear()
Examples
  • Find all issues created before 12th December 2010:
    created < "2010/12/12"
  • Find all issues created on or before 12th December 2010:
    created <= "2010/12/13"
  • Find all issues created on 12th December 2010 before 2:00pm:
    created > "2010/12/12" and created < "2010/12/12 14:00" 
  • Find issues created less than one day ago:
    created > "-1d"
  • Find issues created in January 2011:
    created > "2011/01/01" and created < "2011/02/01"
  • Find issues created on 15 January 2011:
    created > "2011/01/15" and created < "2011/01/16"

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Creator

Search for issues that were created by a particular user. You can search by the user's full name, ID, or email address.

Syntax
creator
Field Type USER
Auto-complete

Yes

Supported operators

= , !=
IS , IS NOT , IN , NOT IN, WAS, WAS IN, WAS NOT, WAS NOT IN

Unsupported operators ~ , !~ , > , >= , < , <=
CHANGED
Supported functions

When used with the IN and NOT IN operators, this field supports:

  • membersOf()

When used with the EQUALS and NOT EQUALS operators, this field supports:

  • currentUser()
Examples
  • Search for issues that were created by Jill Jones:
    creator = "Jill Jones"
    or
    creator = "jjones"
  • Search for issues that were created by the user with email address "bob@mycompany.com":
    creator = "bob@mycompany.com"
    (Note that full-stops and "@" symbols are reserved characters, so the email address needs to be surrounded by quote-marks.) 

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Custom field

Only applicable if your JIRA administrator has created one or more custom fields.

Search for issues where a particular custom field has a particular value. You can search by custom field name or custom field ID (i.e. the number that JIRA automatically allocates to an custom field).

Note, it is safer to search by custom field ID than by custom field name. It is possible for a custom field to have the same name as a built-in JIRA system field; in which case, JIRA will search for the system field (not your custom field). It is also possible for your JIRA administrator to change the name of a custom field, which could break any saved filters that rely on that name. Custom field IDs, however, are unique and cannot be changed.

Syntax
CustomFieldName
Alias
cf[CustomFieldID]
Field Type Depends on the custom field's configuration

Note, JIRA text-search syntax can be used with custom fields of type 'Text'.

Auto-complete

Yes, for custom fields of type picker, group picker, select, checkbox and radio button fields

Supported operators

Different types of custom field support different operators.

Supported operators:
number and date fields 

= , != , > , >= , < . <=
IS , IS NOT , IN , NOT IN

Unsupported operators:
number and date fields
~ , !~
WAS, WAS IN, WAS NOT, WAS NOT IN, CHANGED
Supported operators:
picker, select, checkbox
and radio button fields
= , !=
IS , IS NOT , IN , NOT IN
Unsupported operators:
picker, select, checkbox
and radio button fields
~ , !~ , > , >= , < . <=
WAS, WAS IN, WAS NOT, WAS NOT IN, CHANGED
Supported operators:
text fields 
~ , !~
IS , IS NOT
Unsupported operators:
text fields 
= , != , > , >= , < . <=
IN , NOT IN , WAS, WAS IN, WAS NOT, WAS NOT IN, CHANGED
Unsupported operators ~ , !~ , > , >= , < , <=
WAS, WAS IN, WAS NOT, WAS NOT IN, CHANGED
Supported functions

Different types of custom fields support different functions.

Supported functions:
date/time fields 

When used with the EQUALSNOT EQUALSGREATER THANGREATER THAN EQUALS
LESS THAN or LESS THAN EQUALS operators, this field supports:

  • currentLogin()
  • lastLogin()
  • now()
  • startOfDay()
  • startOfWeek()
  • startOfMonth()
  • startOfYear()
  • endOfDay()
  • endOfWeek()
  • endOfMonth()
  • endOfYear()
Supported functions:
version picker fields 
 Version picker fields: When used with the IN and NOT IN operators, this field supports:
  • releasedVersions()
  • latestReleasedVersion()
  • unreleasedVersions()
  • earliestUnreleasedVersion()
Examples
  • Find issues where the value of the "Location" custom field is "New York":
    location = "New York"
  • Find issues where the value of the custom field with ID 10003 is "New York":
    cf[10003] = "New York"
  • Find issues where the value of the "Location" custom field is "London" or "Milan" or "Paris":
    cf[10003] in ("London""Milan""Paris")
  • Find issues where the "Location" custom field has no value:
    location != empty

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Customer Request Type

Only applicable if JIRA Service Desk is installed and licensed.

Search for Issues matching a specific Customer Request Type in a service desk project. You can search for a Customer Request Type either by name or description as configured in the Request Type configuration screen. 

Syntax
"Customer Request Type"
Field Type Custom field
Auto-complete

Yes

Supported operators
= , !=

IN , NOT IN

Unsupported operators

~ , !~ , > , >= , < , <=
IS , IS NOT, WAS, WAS IN, WAS NOT, WAS NOT IN , CHANGED

Note that the Lucene value for Customer Request Type, is portal-key/request-type-key. While the portal key cannot be changed after a service desk portal is created, the project key can be changed. The Request Type key cannot be changed once the Request Type is created.

Supported functions

None

Examples
  • Find issues where Customer Request Type is Request a new account in projects that the user has access to:
    "Customer Request Type" = "Request a new account"
  • Find issues where the Customer Request Type is Request a new account in SimpleDesk project, where the right operand is a selected Lucene value from the auto-complete suggestion list.
    "Customer Request Type" = "sd/system-access"
  • Find issues where Customer Request Type is either Request a new account or Get IT Help.
    "Customer Request Type" IN ("Request a new account", "Get IT Help")

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Description

Search for issues where the description contains particular text. JIRA text-search syntax can be used.

Syntax
description
Field Type TEXT
Auto-complete

No

Supported operators

~ , !~
IS , IS NOT

Unsupported operators = , != , > , >= , < , <=
IN , NOT IN, WAS, WAS IN, WAS NOT, WAS NOT IN , CHANGED
Supported functions

None

Examples
  • Find issues where the description contains text that matches "Please see screenshot" (i.e. a "fuzzy" match):
    description ~ "Please see screenshot"
  • Find issues where the description contains the exact phrase "Please see screenshot":
    description ~ "\"Please see screenshot\""

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Due

Search for issues that were due on, before, or after a particular date (or date range). Note that the due date relates to the date only (not to the time).

Use one of the following formats:

"yyyy/MM/dd"
"yyyy-MM-dd"

Or use "w" (weeks) or "d" (days) to specify a date relative to the current date. Be sure to use quote-marks (").

Syntax
due
Alias
dueDate
Field Type DATE
Auto-complete

No

Supported operators

= , != , > , >= , < , <=
IS , IS NOT , IN , NOT IN

Unsupported operators ~ , !~
WAS, WAS IN, WAS NOT, WAS NOT IN , CHANGED
Supported functions

When used with the EQUALS, NOT EQUALS, GREATER THAN, GREATER THAN EQUALS
LESS THAN or LESS THAN EQUALS operators, this field supports:

  • currentLogin()
  • lastLogin()
  • now()
  • startOfDay()
  • startOfWeek()
  • startOfMonth()
  • startOfYear()
  • endOfDay()
  • endOfWeek()
  • endOfMonth()
  • endOfYear()
Examples
  • Find all issues due before 31st December 2010:
    due < "2010/12/31"
  • Find all issues due on or before 31st December 2010:
    due <= "2011/01/01"
  • Find all issues due tomorrow:
    due = "1d"
  • Find all issues due in January 2011:
    due >= "2011/01/01" and due <= "2011/01/31"
  • Find all issues due on 15 January 2011:
    due = "2011/01/15"

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Environment

Search for issues where the environment contains particular text. JIRA text-search syntax can be used.

Syntax
environment
Field Type TEXT
Auto-complete

No

Supported operators

~ , !~
IS , IS NOT

Unsupported operators = , != , > , >= , < , <=
IN , NOT IN, WAS, WAS IN, WAS NOT, WAS NOT IN , CHANGED
Supported functions

None

Examples
  • Find issues where the environment contains text that matches "Third floor" (i.e. a "fuzzy" match):
    environment ~ "Third floor"
  • Find issues where the environment contains the exact phrase "Third floor":
    environment ~ "\"Third floor\""

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Search for issues that belong to a particular epic. The search is based on either the epic's name, issue key, or issue ID (i.e. the number that JIRA automatically allocates to an issue).

Syntax
"epic link"
Field Type Epic Link Relationship
Auto-complete

No

Supported operators

= , !=
IS , IS NOT, IN , NOT IN

Unsupported operators ~ , !~ , > , >= , < , <=
WAS, WAS IN, WAS NOT, WAS NOT IN , CHANGED
Supported functions

When used with the IN or NOT IN operators, epic link supports:

  • issueHistory()
  • linkedIssues()
  • votedIssues()
  • watchedIssues()
Examples
  • Find issues that belong to epic "Jupiter", where "Jupiter has the issue key ANERDS-31:
    "epic link" = ANERDS-31
    or
    "epic link" = Jupiter

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Filter

You can use a saved filter to narrow your search. You can search by filter name or filter ID (i.e. the number that JIRA automatically allocates to a saved filter).

Note:

  • It is safer to search by filter ID than by filter name. It is possible for a filter name to be changed, which could break a saved filter that invokes another filter by name. Filter IDs, however, are unique and cannot be changed.
  • An unnamed link statement in your typed query will override an ORDER BY statement in the saved filter.
  • You cannot run or save a filter that would cause an infinite loop (i.e. you cannot reference a saved filter if it eventually references your current filter).
Syntax
filter
Aliases
request , savedFilter , searchRequest 
Field Type Filter
Auto-complete

Yes

Supported operators

= , !=
IN , NOT IN

Unsupported operators ~ , !~ , > , >= , < , <=
IS , IS NOT, WAS, WAS IN, WAS NOT, WAS NOT IN , CHANGED
Supported functions

None

Examples
  • Search the results of the filter "My Saved Filter" (which has an ID of 12000) for issues assigned to the user jsmith:
    filter = "My Saved Filter" and assignee = jsmith
    or
    filter = 12000 and assignee = jsmith

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Fix version

Search for issues that are assigned to a particular fix version. You can search by version name or version ID (i.e. the number that JIRA automatically allocates to a version).

Note, it is safer to search by version ID than by version name. Different projects may have versions with the same name, so searching by version name may return issues from multiple projects. It is also possible for your JIRA administrator to change the name of a version, which could break any saved filters that rely on that name. Version IDs, however, are unique and cannot be changed.

Syntax
fixVersion
Field Type VERSION
Auto-complete

Yes

Supported operators

= , != , > , >= , < , <=
IS , IS NOT, IN , NOT IN, WAS, WAS IN, WAS NOT, WAS NOT IN , CHANGED 

Note that the comparison operators (e.g. ">") use the version order that has
been set up by your project administrator, not a numeric or alphabetic order.

Unsupported operators ~ , !~
Supported functions

When used with the IN and NOT IN operators, this field supports:

  • releasedVersions()
  • latestReleasedVersion()
  • unreleasedVersions()
  • earliestUnreleasedVersion()
Examples
  • Find issues with a Fix Version of 3.14 or 4.2:
    fixVersion in ("3.14""4.2")
    (Note that full-stops are reserved characters, so they need to be surrounded by quote-marks.)
  • Find issues with a Fix Version of "Little Ted":
    fixVersion = "Little Ted"
  • Find issues with a Fix Version ID of 10001:
    fixVersion = 10001

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Issue key

Search for issues with a particular issue key or issue ID (i.e. the number that JIRA automatically allocates to an issue).

Syntax
issueKey
Aliases
id , issue , key
Field Type ISSUE
Auto-complete

No

Supported operators

= , != , > , >= , < , <=
IS , IS NOT, IN , NOT IN

Unsupported operators ~ , !~
WAS, WAS IN, WAS NOT, WAS NOT IN , CHANGED 

Supported functions

When used with the IN or NOT IN operators, issueKey supports:

  • issueHistory()
  • linkedIssues()
  • votedIssues()
  • watchedIssues()
Examples
  • Find the issue with key "ABC-123":
    issueKey = ABC-123

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Labels

Search for issues tagged with a label or list of labels. You can also search for issues without any labels to easily identify which issues need to be tagged so they show up in the relevant sprints, queues or reports. 

Syntax
labels
Field Type LABEL
Auto-complete

Yes

Supported operators

= , !=, IS, IS NOT, IN, NOT IN

We recommend using IS or IS NOT to search for a single label, and IN or NOT IN to search for a list of labels.

Unsupported operators ~ , !~ , , > , >= , < , <=
WAS, WAS IN, WAS NOT, WAS NOT IN, CHANGED
Supported functions None
Examples
  • Find issues with an existing label:
    labels = "x"
  • Find issues without a specified label, including issues without a label:
    labels not in ("x") or labels is EMPTY

Last viewed

Search for issues that were last viewed on, before, or after a particular date (or date range). Note that if a time-component is not specified, midnight will be assumed. Please note that the search results will be relative to your configured time zone (which is by default the JIRA server's time zone).

Use one of the following formats:

"yyyy/MM/dd HH:mm"
"yyyy-MM-dd HH:mm"
"yyyy/MM/dd"
"yyyy-MM-dd"

Or use "w" (weeks), "d" (days), "h" (hours) or "m" (minutes) to specify a date relative to the current time. The default is "m" (minutes). Be sure to use quote-marks ("); if you omit the quote-marks, the number you supply will be interpreted as milliseconds after epoch (1970-1-1).

Syntax
lastViewed
Field Type DATE
Auto-complete

No

Supported operators

= , != , > , >= , < , <=
IS , IS NOT, IN , NOT IN

Unsupported operators ~ , !~
WAS, WAS IN, WAS NOT, WAS NOT IN , CHANGED 

Supported functions

When used with the EQUALSNOT EQUALSGREATER THANGREATER THAN EQUALSLESS THAN or LESS THAN EQUALS operators, this field supports:

  • currentLogin()
  • lastLogin()
  • now()
  • startOfDay()
  • startOfWeek()
  • startOfMonth()
  • startOfYear()
  • endOfDay()
  • endOfWeek()
  • endOfMonth()
  • endOfYear()
Examples
  • Find all issues last viewed before 12th December 2010:
    lastViewed < "2010/12/12"
  • Find all issues last viewed on or before 12th December 2010:
    lastViewed <= "2010/12/13"
  • Find all issues last viewed on 12th December 2010 before 2:00pm:
    lastViewed > "2010/12/12" and created < "2010/12/12 14:00"
  • Find issues last viewed less than one day ago:
    lastViewed > "-1d"
  • Find issues last viewed in January 2011:
    lastViewed > "2011/01/01" and created < "2011/02/01"
  • Find issues last viewed on 15 January 2011:
    lastViewed > "2011/01/15" and created < "2011/01/16"

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Level

Only available if issue level security has been enabled by your JIRA administrator.

Search for issues with a particular security level. You can search by issue level security name or issue level security ID (i.e. the number that JIRA automatically allocates to an issue level security).

Note, it is safer to search by security level ID than by security level name. It is possible for your JIRA administrator to change the name of a security level, which could break any saved filter that rely on that name. Security level IDs, however, are unique and cannot be changed.

Syntax
level
Field Type SECURITY LEVEL
Auto-complete

Yes

Supported operators

= , !=
IS , IS NOT, IN , NOT IN

Unsupported operators > , >= , < , <= , ~ , !~
WAS, WAS IN, WAS NOT, WAS NOT IN , CHANGED 

Supported functions

None

Examples
  • Search for issues with a security level of "Really High" or "level1":
    level in ("Really High", level1)
  • Search for issues with a security level ID of 123:
    level = 123

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Original estimate

Only available if time-tracking has been enabled by your JIRA administrator.

Search for issues where the original estimate is set to a particular value (i.e. a number, not a date or date range). Use "w", "d", "h" and "m" to specify weeks, days, hours, or minutes.

Syntax
originalEstimate
Alias
timeOriginalEstimate
Field Type DURATION
Auto-complete

No

Supported operators

= , != , > , >= , < , <=
IS , IS NOT, IN , NOT IN

Unsupported operators ~ , !~
WAS, WAS IN, WAS NOT, WAS NOT IN , CHANGED 

Supported functions

None

Examples
  • Find issues with an original estimate of 1 hour:
    originalEstimate = 1h
  • Find issues with an original estimate of more than 2 days:
    originalEstimate > 2d

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Parent

Only available if sub-tasks have been enabled by your JIRA administrator.

Search for all sub-tasks of a particular issue. You can search by issue key or by issue ID (i.e. the number that JIRA automatically allocates to an Issue).

Syntax
parent
Field Type ISSUE
Auto-complete

No

Supported operators

= , !=
IN , NOT IN

Unsupported operators > , >= , < , <= , ~ , !~
IS , IS NOT, WAS, WAS IN, WAS NOT, WAS NOT IN , CHANGED 

Supported functions

None

Examples
  • Find issues that are sub-tasks of issue TEST-1234:
    parent = TEST-1234

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Priority

Search for issues with a particular priority. You can search by priority name or priority ID (i.e. the number that JIRA automatically allocates to a priority).

Note, it is safer to search by priority ID than by priority name. It is possible for your JIRA administrator to change the name of a priority, which could break any saved filter that rely on that name. Priority IDs, however, are unique and cannot be changed.

Syntax
priority
Field Type PRIORITY
Auto-complete

Yes

Supported operators

= , != , > , >= , < , <=
IS , IS NOT, IN , NOT IN , WAS, WAS IN, WAS NOT, WAS NOT IN , CHANGED 

Unsupported operators ~ , !~
Supported functions

None

Examples
  • Find issues with a priority of "High":
    priority = High
  • Find issues with a priority ID of 10000:
    priority = 10000

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Project

Search for issues that belong to a particular project. You can search by project name, by project key or by project ID (i.e. the number that JIRA automatically allocates to a project). In the rare case where there is a project whose project key is the same as another project's name, then the project key takes preference and hides results from the second project.

Syntax
project
Field Type PROJECT
Auto-complete

Yes

Supported operators

= , !=
IS , IS NOT, IN , NOT IN

Unsupported operators > , >= , < , <= , ~ , !~
WAS, WAS IN, WAS NOT, WAS NOT IN , CHANGED 

Supported functions

When used with the IN and NOT IN operators, project supports:

  • projectsLeadByUser()
  • projectsWhereUserHasPermission()
  • projectsWhereUserHasRole()
Examples
  • Find issues that belong to the Project that has the name "ABC Project":
    project = "ABC Project"
  • Find issues that belong to the project that has the key "ABC":
    project = "ABC"
  • Find issues that belong to the project that has the ID "1234":
    project = 1234

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Remaining estimate

Only available if time-tracking has been enabled by your JIRA administrator.

Search for issues where the remaining estimate is set to a particular value (i.e. a number, not a date or date range). Use "w", "d", "h" and "m" to specify weeks, days, hours, or minutes.

Syntax
remainingEstimate
Alias
timeEstimate
Field Type DURATION
Auto-complete

No

Supported operators

= , != , > , >= , < , <=
IS , IS NOT, IN , NOT IN

Unsupported operators ~ , !~
WAS, WAS IN, WAS NOT, WAS NOT IN , CHANGED 

Supported functions

None

Examples
  • Find issues with a remaining estimate of more than 4 hours:
    remainingEstimate > 4h

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Reporter

Search for issues that were reported by a particular user. This may be the same as the creator, but can be distinct. You can search by the user's full name, ID, or email address.

Syntax
reporter
Field Type USER
Auto-complete

Yes

Supported operators

= , !=
IS , IS NOT, IN , NOT IN ,
WAS, WAS IN, WAS NOT, WAS NOT IN , CHANGED

Unsupported operators ~ , !~ , > , >= , < , <=
Supported functions

When used with the IN and NOT IN operators, this field supports:

  • membersOf()

When used with the EQUALS and NOT EQUALS operators, this field supports:

  • currentUser()
Examples
  • Search for issues that were reported by Jill Jones:
    reporter = "Jill Jones"
    or
    reporter = jjones
  • Search for issues that were reported by the user with email address "bob@mycompany.com":
    reporter = "bob@mycompany.com"
    (Note that full-stops and "@" symbols are reserved characters, so the email address needs to be surrounded by quote-marks.)

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Request channel type

Only applicable if JIRA Service Desk is installed and licensed.

Search for issues that were requested through a specific channel (e.g. issues submitted via email or through a Service Desk portal).

Syntax
request-channel-type
Field Type TEXT
Auto-complete

Yes

Supported operators

= , !=

IS, IS NOT, IN, NOT IN

Unsupported operators  ~ , !~ , > , >= , < , <= 
WAS, WAS IN, WAS NOT, WAS NOT IN, CHANGED
Supported functions

When used with the IN and NOT IN operators, this field supports:

  • email: requests submitted via email
  • jira: requests created using JIRA
  • portal: requests created using a Service Desk portal
  • api: requests created using a REST API

Examples

  • Find issues where the request channel was email:
    request-channel-type = email

  • Find issues where the request channel was something other than a service desk portal:

    request-channel-type != portal

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Request last activity time

Only applicable if JIRA Service Desk is installed and licensed.

Search for issues that were created on, before, or after a particular date (or date range). Note that if a time-component is not specified, midnight will be assumed. Please note that the search results will be relative to your configured time zone (which is by default the JIRA server's time zone).

Use one of the following formats:

"yyyy/MM/dd HH:mm"
"yyyy-MM-dd HH:mm"
"yyyy/MM/dd"
"yyyy-MM-dd"

Or use "w" (weeks), "d" (days), "h" (hours) or "m" (minutes) to specify a date relative to the current time. The default is "m" (minutes). Be sure to use quote-marks ("); if you omit the quote-marks, the number you supply will be interpreted as milliseconds after epoch (1970-1-1).

Syntax
request-last-activity-time
Field Type DATE
Auto-complete

Yes

Supported operators

= , != , > , >= , < , <=

IS, IS NOT, IN, NOT IN

Unsupported operators  ~ , !~
WAS, WAS IN, WAS NOT, WAS NOT IN, CHANGED
Supported functions

When used with the EQUALS, NOT EQUALS, GREATER THAN, GREATER THAN EQUALS
LESS THAN or LESS THAN EQUALS operators, this field supports:

  • currentLogin()
  • lastLogin()
  • now()
  • startOfDay()
  • startOfWeek()
  • startOfMonth()
  • startOfYear()
  • endOfDay()
  • endOfWeek()
  • endOfMonth()
  • endOfYear()

Examples

    • Find all issues last acted on before 23rd May 2016:
      request-last-activity-time < "2016/05/23"
    • Find all issues last acted on or before 23rd May 2016:
      request-last-activity-time <= "2016/05/23"
    • Find all issues created on 23rd May 2016 and last acted on before 2:00pm that day:
      created > "2016/05/23" AND request-last-activity-time < "2016/05/23 14:00" 
    • Find issues last acted on less than one day ago:
      request-last-activity-time > "-1d"
    • Find issues last acted on in January 2016:
      request-last-activity-time > "2016/01/01" and request-last-activity-time < "2016/02/01"

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Resolution

Search for issues that have a particular resolution. You can search by resolution name or resolution ID (i.e. the number that JIRA automatically allocates to a resolution).

Note, it is safer to search by resolution ID than by resolution name. It is possible for your JIRA administrator to change the name of a resolution, which could break any saved filter that rely on that name. Resolution IDs, however, are unique and cannot be changed.

Syntax
resolution
Field Type RESOLUTION
Auto-complete

Yes

Supported operators

= , != , > , >= , < , <=
IS , IS NOT, IN , NOT IN ,
WAS, WAS IN, WAS NOT, WAS NOT IN , CHANGED

Unsupported operators ~ , !~
Supported functions

None

Examples
  • Find issues with a resolution of "Cannot Reproduce" or "Won't Fix":
    resolution in ("Cannot Reproduce", "Won't Fix")
  • Find issues with a resolution ID of 5:
    resolution = 5
  • Find issues that do not have a resolution:
    resolution = unresolved

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Resolved

Search for issues that were resolved on, before, or after a particular date (or date range). Note that if a time-component is not specified, midnight will be assumed. Please note that the search results will be relative to your configured time zone (which is by default the JIRA server's time zone).

Use one of the following formats:

"yyyy/MM/dd HH:mm"
"yyyy-MM-dd HH:mm"
"yyyy/MM/dd"
"yyyy-MM-dd"

Or use "w" (weeks), "d" (days), "h" (hours) or "m" (minutes) to specify a date relative to the current time. The default is "m" (minutes). Be sure to use quote-marks ("); if you omit the quote-marks, the number you supply will be interpreted as milliseconds after epoch (1970-1-1).

Syntax
resolved
Alias
resolutionDate
Field Type DATE
Auto-complete

No

Supported operators

= , != , > , >= , < , <=
IS , IS NOT, IN , NOT IN

Unsupported operators ~ , !~
WAS, WAS IN, WAS NOT, WAS NOT IN , CHANGED
Supported functions

When used with the EQUALS, NOT EQUALS, GREATER THAN, GREATER THAN EQUALS, LESS THAN or LESS THAN EQUALS operators, this field supports:

  • currentLogin()
  • lastLogin()
  • now()
  • startOfDay()
  • startOfWeek()
  • startOfMonth()
  • startOfYear()
  • endOfDay()
  • endOfWeek()
  • endOfMonth()
  • endOfYear()
Examples
  • Find all issues that were resolved before 31st December 2010:
    resolved <= "2010/12/31"
  • Find all issues that were resolved before 2.00pm on 31st December 2010:
    resolved < "2010/12/31 14:00"
  • Find all issues that were resolved on or before 31st December 2010:
    resolved <= "2011/01/01"
  • Find issues that were resolved in January 2011:
    resolved > "2011/01/01" and resolved < "2011/02/01"
  • Find issues that were resolved on 15 January 2011:
    resolved > "2011/01/15" and resolved < "2011/01/16"
  • Find issues that were resolved in the last hour:
    resolved > -1h

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Sprint

Search for issues that are assigned to a particular sprint. This works for active sprints and future sprints. The search is based on either the sprint name or the sprint ID (i.e. the number that JIRA automatically allocates to a sprint).

If you have multiple sprints with similar (or identical) names, you can simply search by using the sprint name — or even just part of it. The possible matches will be shown in the autocomplete drop-down, with the sprint dates shown to help you distinguish between them. (The sprint ID will also be shown, in brackets).

Syntax
sprint
Field Type NUMBER
Auto-complete

Yes

Supported operators

= , !=
IS , IS NOT, IN , NOT IN

Unsupported operators ~ , !~ , > , >= , < , <=
WAS, WAS IN, WAS NOT, WAS NOT IN , CHANGED
Supported functions
  • openSprints()
  • closedSprints()
Examples
  • Find issues that belong to sprint 999:
    sprint = 999
  • Find issues that belong to sprint "February 1":
    sprint = "February 1"
  • Find issues that belong to either "February 1", "February 2" or "February 3":
    sprint in ("February 1","February 2","February 3")
  • Find issues that are assigned to a sprint:
    sprint is not empty

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Status

Search for issues that have a particular status. You can search by status name or status ID (i.e. the number that JIRA automatically allocates to a status).

Note:

  • It is safer to search by status ID than status name. It is possible for your JIRA administrator to change the name of a status, which could break any saved filter that rely on that name. Status IDs, however, are unique and cannot be changed.
  • The WAS, WAS NOT, WAS IN and WAS NOT IN operators can only be used with the name, not the ID.
Syntax
status
Field Type STATUS
Auto-complete

Yes

Supported operators

= , !=
IS , IS NOT, IN , NOT IN ,
WAS, WAS IN, WAS NOT, WAS NOT IN , CHANGED

Unsupported operators ~ , !~ , > , >= , < , <=
Supported functions

None

Examples
  • Find issues with a status of "Open":
    status = Open
  • Find issues with a status ID of 1:
    status = 1
  • Find issues that currently have, or previously had, a status of "Open":
    status WAS Open

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Summary

Search for issues where the summary contains particular text. JIRA text-search syntax can be used.

Syntax
summary
Field Type TEXT
Auto-complete

No

Supported operators

~ , !~
IS , IS NOT

Unsupported operators = , != , > , >= , < , <=
IN , NOT IN , WAS, WAS IN, WAS NOT, WAS NOT IN , CHANGED

Supported functions

None

Examples
  • Find issues where the summary contains text that matches "Error saving file" (i.e. a "fuzzy" match):
    summary ~ "Error saving file"
  • Find issues where the summary contains the exact phrase "Error saving file":
    summary ~ "\"Error saving file\""

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Text

This is a "master-field" that allows you to search all text fields, i.e.:

  • Summary
  • Description
  • Environment
  • Comments
  • custom fields that use the "free text searcher"; this includes custom fields of the following built-in custom field types:
    • Free text field (unlimited text)
    • Text field (< 255 characters)
    • Read-only text field

Notes:

  • The text master-field can only be used with the CONTAINS operator ("~" and "!~").
  • JIRA text-search syntax can be used with these fields.
Syntax
text
Field Type TEXT
Auto-complete

No

Supported operators

~

Unsupported operators = , != , !~ , > , >= , < , <=
IS , IS NOT , IN , NOT IN , WAS, WAS IN, WAS NOT, WAS NOT IN , CHANGED

Supported functions

None

Examples
  • Find issues where a text field matches the word "Fred":
    text ~ "Fred"
    or
    text ~ Fred
  • Find all issues where a text field contains the exact phrase "full screen":
    text ~ "\"full screen\""

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Time spent

Only available if time-tracking has been enabled by your JIRA administrator.

Search for issues where the time spent is set to a particular value (i.e. a number, not a date or date range). Use "w", "d", "h" and "m" to specify weeks, days, hours, or minutes.

Syntax
timeSpent
Field Type DURATION
Auto-complete

No

Supported operators

= , != , > , >= , < , <=
IS , IS NOT , IN , NOT IN

Unsupported operators ~ , !~ 
WAS, WAS IN, WAS NOT, WAS NOT IN , CHANGED

Supported functions

None

Examples
  • Find issues where the time spent is more than 5 days:
    timeSpent > 5d

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Type

Search for issues that have a particular issue type. You can search by issue type name or issue type ID (i.e. the number that JIRA automatically allocates to an issue type).

Note, it is safer to search by type ID than type name. It is possible for your JIRA administrator to change the name of a type, which could break any saved filter that rely on that name. Type IDs, however, are unique and cannot be changed.

Syntax
type
Alias
issueType
Field Type ISSUE_TYPE
Auto-complete

Yes

Supported operators

= , !=
IS , IS NOT , IN , NOT IN

Unsupported operators ~ , !~  , > , >= , < , <=
WAS, WAS IN, WAS NOT, WAS NOT IN , CHANGED

Supported functions

None

Examples
  • Find issues with an issue type of "Bug":
    type = Bug
  • Find issues with an issue typeof "Bug" or "Improvement":
    issueType in (Bug,Improvement)
  • Find issues with an issue type ID of 2:
    issueType = 2

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Updated

Search for issues that were last updated on, before, or after a particular date (or date range). Note that if a time-component is not specified, midnight will be assumed. Please note that the search results will be relative to your configured time zone (which is by default the JIRA server's time zone).

Use one of the following formats:

"yyyy/MM/dd HH:mm"
"yyyy-MM-dd HH:mm"
"yyyy/MM/dd"
"yyyy-MM-dd"

Or use "w" (weeks), "d" (days), "h" (hours) or "m" (minutes) to specify a date relative to the current time. The default is "m" (minutes). Be sure to use quote-marks ("); if you omit the quote-marks, the number you supply will be interpreted as milliseconds after epoch (1970-1-1).

Syntax
updated
Alias
updatedDate
Field Type DATE
Auto-complete

No

Supported operators

= , != , > , >= , < , <=
IS , IS NOT , IN , NOT IN

Unsupported operators ~ , !~ 
WAS, WAS IN, WAS NOT, WAS NOT IN , CHANGED

Supported functions

When used with the EQUALS, NOT EQUALS, GREATER THAN, GREATER THAN EQUALS,
LESS THAN
or LESS THAN EQUALS operators, this field supports:

  • currentLogin()
  • lastLogin()
  • now()
  • startOfDay()
  • startOfWeek()
  • startOfMonth()
  • startOfYear()
  • endOfDay()
  • endOfWeek()
  • endOfMonth()
  • endOfYear()
Examples
  • Find issues that were last updated before 12th December 2010:
    updated < "2010/12/12"
  • Find issues that were last updated on or before 12th December 2010:
    updated < "2010/12/13"
  • Find all issues that were last updated before 2.00pm on 31st December 2010:
    updated < "2010/12/31 14:00"
  • Find issues that were last updated more than two weeks ago:
    updated < "-2w"
  • Find issues that were last updated on 15 January 2011:
    updated > "2011/01/15" and updated < "2011/01/16"
  • Find issues that were last updated in January 2011:
    updated > "20011/01/01" and updated < "2011/02/01"

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Voter

Search for issues for which a particular user has voted. You can search by the user's full name, ID, or email address. Note that you can only find issues for which you have the "View Voters and Watchers" permission, unless you are searching for your own votes. See also votedIssues.

Syntax
voter
Field Type USER
Auto-complete

Yes

Supported operators

= , !=
IS , IS NOT , IN , NOT IN

Unsupported operators ~ , !~ , > , >= , < , <=
WAS, WAS IN, WAS NOT, WAS NOT IN , CHANGED

Supported functions

When used with the IN and NOT IN operators, this field supports:

  • membersOf()

When used with the EQUALS and NOT EQUALS operators, this field supports:

  • currentUser()
Examples
  • Search for issues that you have voted for:
    voter = currentUser()
  • Search for issues that the user "jsmith" has voted for:
    voter = "jsmith"
  • Search for issues for which a member of the group "jira-administrators" has voted:
    voter in membersOf("jira-administrators")

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Votes

Search for issues with a specified number of votes.

Syntax
votes
Field Type NUMBER
Auto-complete

No

Supported operators

= , != , > , >= , < , <=
IN , NOT IN

Unsupported operators ~ , !~ 
IS , IS NOT , WAS, WAS IN, WAS NOT, WAS NOT IN , CHANGED

Supported functions

None

Examples
  • Find all issues that have 12 or more votes:
    votes >= 12

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Watcher

Search for issues that a particular user is watching. You can search by the user's full name, ID, or email address. Note that you can only find issues for which you have the "View Voters and Watchers" permission, unless you are searching for issues where you are the watcher. See also watchedIssues.

Syntax
watcher
Field Type USER
Auto-complete

Yes

Supported operators

= , !=
IS , IS NOT , IN , NOT IN

Unsupported operators ~ , !~ , > , >= , < , <=
WAS, WAS IN, WAS NOT, WAS NOT IN , CHANGED

Supported functions

When used with the IN and NOT IN operators, this field supports:

  • membersOf()

When used with the EQUALS and NOT EQUALS operators, this field supports:

  • currentUser()
Examples
  • Search for issues that you are watching:
    watcher = currentUser()
  • Search for issues that the user "jsmith" is watching:
    watcher = "jsmith"
  • Search for issues that are being watched by a member of the group "jira-administrators":
    watcher in membersOf("jira-administrators")

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Watchers

Search for issues with a specified number of watchers.

Syntax
watchers
Field Type NUMBER
Auto-complete

No

Supported operators

= , != , > , >= , < , <=
IN , NOT IN

Unsupported operators ~ , !~ 
IS , IS NOT , WAS, WAS IN, WAS NOT, WAS NOT IN , CHANGED

Supported functions

When used with the IN and NOT IN operators, this field supports:

  • membersOf()

When used with the EQUALS and NOT EQUALS operators, this field supports:

  • currentUser()
Examples
  • Find all issues that are being watched by more than 3 people:
    watchers > 3

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Work log author

Only available if time-tracking has been enabled by your JIRA administrator.

Search for issues a particular user has logged work against. You can search by the user's full name, ID, or email address. Note that you can only find issues for which you have "Time Tracking" permissions, unless you are searching for issues that you've logged work against.

Syntax
worklogAuthor
Field Type USER
Auto-complete

Yes

Supported operators

= , !=
IS , IS NOT , IN , NOT IN

Unsupported operators ~ , !~ , > , >= , < , <=
WAS, WAS IN, WAS NOT, WAS NOT IN , CHANGED

Supported functions

When used with the IN and NOT IN operators, this field supports:

  • membersOf()

When used with the EQUALS and NOT EQUALS operators, this field supports:

  • currentUser()
Examples
  • Search for issues that you've logged work against:
    worklogAuthor = currentUser()
  • Search for issues that the user "jsmith" has logged work against:
    worklogAuthor = "jsmith"
  • Search for issues that a member of the group "jira-software-users":
    worklogAuthor in membersOf("jira-software-users")

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Work log comment

Only available if time-tracking has been enabled by your JIRA administrator.

Search for issues that have a comment in a work log entry which contains particular text. JIRA text-search syntax can be used.

Syntax
worklogComment
Field Type TEXT
Auto-complete

No

Supported operators

~ , !~

Unsupported operators = , != , > , >= , < , <=
IS , IS NOT , IN , NOT IN , WAS, WAS IN, WAS NOT, WAS NOT IN , CHANGED

Supported functions

None

Examples
  • Find issues where a comment in a work log entry contains text that matches "test sessions" (i.e. a "fuzzy" match):
    comment ~ "test sessions"
  • Find issues where a comment contains the exact phrase "test sessions":
    summary ~ "\"test sessions\""

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Work log date

Only available if time-tracking has been enabled by your JIRA administrator.

Search for issues that have comments in work log entries that were created on, before, or after a particular date (or date range). Note that if a time-component is not specified, midnight 00:00 will be assumed. Please note that the search results will be relative to your configured time zone (which is by default the JIRA server's time zone).

Use one of the following formats:

"yyyy/MM/dd HH:mm"
"yyyy-MM-dd HH:mm"
"yyyy/MM/dd"
"yyyy-MM-dd"

Or use "w" (weeks), "d" (days), "h" (hours) or "m" (minutes) to specify a date relative to the current time. The default is "m" (minutes). Be sure to use quote-marks ("); if you omit the quote-marks, the number you supply will be interpreted as milliseconds after epoch (1970-1-1).

Syntax
worklogDate
Field Type DATE
Auto-complete

No

Supported operators

= , != , > , >= , < , <=
IS , IS NOT , IN , NOT IN

Unsupported operators ~ , !~
WAS, WAS IN, WAS NOT, WAS NOT IN, CHANGED
Supported functions

When used with the EQUALS, NOT EQUALS, GREATER THAN, GREATER THAN EQUALS, LESS THAN or LESS THAN EQUALS operators, this field supports:

  • currentLogin()
  • lastLogin()
  • now()
  • startOfDay()
  • startOfWeek()
  • startOfMonth()
  • startOfYear()
  • endOfDay()
  • endOfWeek()
  • endOfMonth()
  • endOfYear()
Examples
  • Find issues that have comments in work log entries created before midnight 00:00 12th December 2010:
    worklogDate < "2010/12/12"
  • Find issues that have comments in work log entries created on or before 12th December 2010 (but not 13th December 2010):
    worklogDate <= "2010/12/13"
  • Find issues that have comments in work log entries created on 12th December 2010 before 2:00pm:
    worklogDate > "2010/12/12" and worklogDate < "2010/12/12 14:00" 
  • Find issues that have comments in work log entries created less than one day ago:
    worklogDate > "-1d"
  • Find issues that have comments in work log entries created in January 2011:
    worklogDate > "2011/01/01" and worklogDate < "2011/02/01"
  • Find issues that have comments in work log entries created on 15 January 2011:
    worklogDate > "2011/01/15" and worklogDate < "2011/01/16"

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Work ratio

Only available if time-tracking has been enabled by your JIRA administrator.

Search for issues where the work ratio has a particular value. Work ratio is calculated as follows: workRatio = timeSpent / originalEstimate) x 100

Syntax
workRatio
Field Type NUMBER
Auto-complete

No

Supported operators

= , != , > , >= , < , <=
IS , IS NOT , IN , NOT IN

Unsupported operators ~ , !~ 
WAS, WAS IN, WAS NOT, WAS NOT IN , CHANGED

Supported functions

None

Examples
  • Find issues on which more than 75% of the original estimate has been spent:
    workRatio > 75

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