JIRA Tutorials-2 || Implement Search and Filter on JIRA Issues.

Search and Filter utility used to extract a defect or a set of defects from the project(s) based on a condition(s).

Search and Filter
Search and Filter

Search an Issue

There are two methods to search any issue on JIRA.

  1. Search Field: using Single Keyword
  2. Search for Issues: using Multiple Keyword

Search Field

The first method of Searching any issue is very simple. We need to just enter our keyword into the Search field and press Enter. In General, You can find Search Field at the top-right corner of the website. Below are the few Keywords :

  • Defect ID
  • any unique String value

This will shows the result specific to Defect ID or the unique String value.

Search for Issues

To search an Issue using Multiple keywords. This works like SQL Query based on Key=Value pair conditional check. It gives facility to implement multi-level filter on an issue or set of issues on JIRA.

  • Click on Issues drop-down
  • Click on Search for Issues Option as mentioned in image.
  • User will get below text field.
  • You can use all the fields of a Defect as a Keyword. Like project name, severity, priority, createddate, assignee, reporter, etc.
  • Use conditional operators. The valid operators are ‘=’, ‘!=’, ‘<‘, ‘>’, ‘<=’, ‘>=’, ‘~’, ‘!~’, ‘IN’, ‘NOT IN’, ‘IS’ and ‘IS NOT’.
  • Keyword value can be defined with or without double quotes.
  • Use AND & OR to combine multiple conditions.
  • If it shows Green check-mark, your query is correct.
  • If it shows Red-Cross, your query is incorrect and require some modification.

Creating Filter

As we have seen that searching for issues based on Multiple Keywords are a little tricky and sometimes complex. Also, difficult to remember the same. To avoid this we have to Save this Query with some relevant name to use later.

To save any query, we just need to click on Save or Save As button present just above the query text field. A pop-up box will appear, give any name and Press Enter.

  • Usage of Filters
    • Provide reusability in future
    • Easy to locate issues of similar type based on the conditions.
    • Same Filters can be used directly to create Dashboards.
    • We could extract report in excel using the same filters.

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