Inconsistent search results when using dashes.

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When using dashes "-" in text-field custom fields you receive inconsistent search results in JQL.


Diagnostic Steps

  1. Create text-field custom fields with values of test-123 test-456 test-789
  2. Search for "<customfield>" ~ test-*"
  3. After a re-index, you may or may not get all of those expected values from the query result



  • Lucene indexing doesn't index dashes, so using them in your text fields will result in inconsistent results when attempting to query them.  Especially when combined with the "*" operator.
  • See  JRA-45286 - Getting issue details... STATUS  and the response that this is not a bug.



  • Replace underscores (or don't use either) for dashes for any value that you are going to be consistently searching against.



Last modified on Mar 30, 2017

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