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Can't find the issue that you are looking for? This page will show you how to search for issues in Jira. Any user can search for issues, although they will only see issue results from projects where they can view issues (i.e. 'Browse Project' permission). In the following section, you'll learn how to run a search and use the search results.

Boards can display up to 5000 issues at a time. If your board is trying to display more than 5000 issues at once, you'll receive an error message, and be prompted to update your filters. For more information on editing your filters, see Configuring filters.

Using Jira's next-gen projects? Next-gen projects are being actively developed, which means you may not (yet) have access to the features described below.

Perform a quick search

Quick search lets you find issues, projects, boards, queues, and more, including items you’ve worked on recently. To perform a quick search:

  1. Select Search in the navigation bar (or press / on your keyboard).

  2. Choose from recent items or type to search.

  3. Optionally, filter the search results by choosing a project or issue assignee.

  4. Select an item or continue to Advanced issue search (press enter on your keyboard).

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Before you start typing, the quick search shows recent items you’ve worked with, like issues, projects, boards, queues, and filters.

The quick search field also lets you search more than just text. Here are some search commands you can use:

Search Term

Description

Examples

my

Find issues assigned to me.

my open bugs

r:

Find issues reported by you, another user or with no reporter, using the prefix r: followed by a specific reporter term, such as me, a username or none.

Note that there can be no spaces between "r:" and the specific reporter term.

r:me — finds issues reported by you.
r:samuel — finds issues reported by the user whose username is "samuel".
r:none — finds issues with no reporter.

<project name>
or
<project key>

Find issues in a particular project.

test project
TST
tst

overdue

Find issues that were due before today.

overdue

created:
updated:
due:

Find issues with a particular Created, Updated, or Due Date using the prefixes created:updated:, or due:, respectively. For the date range, you can use todaytomorrowyesterday, a single date range (e.g. '-1w'), or two date ranges (e.g. '-1w,1w'). Note that date ranges cannot have spaces in them. Valid date/time abbreviations are: 'w' (week), 'd' (day), 'h' (hour), 'm' (minute).

created:today
created:yesterday
updated:-1w — finds issues updated in the last week.
due:1w — finds issues due in the next week.
due:-1d,1w — finds issues due from yesterday to next week.
created:-1w,-30m — finds issues created from one week ago, to 30 minutes ago.
created:-1d updated:-4h — finds issues created in the last day, updated in the last 4 hours.

<priority>

Find issues with a particular Priority.

blocker
major
trivial

<issue type>

Find issues with a particular Issue Type. Note that you can also use plurals.

bug
task
bugs
tasks

<resolution>

Find issues with a particular Resolution.

fixed
duplicate
cannot reproduce

<status>

Find issues with a particular Status.

To Do
Backlog
Open 

c:

Find issues with a particular Component(s). You can search across multiple components.

Note that there can be no spaces between "c:" and the component name.

c:security — finds issues with a component whose name contains the word "security".

v:

Find issues with a particular Affects Version(s). To find all issues belonging to a 'major' version, use the wildcard symbol '*'.

Note that there can be no spaces between "v:" and the version name.

v:3.0 — finds issues that match the following versions (for example):

  • 3.0

  • 3.0 eap

  • 3.0 beta

    ...but will not match against the following versions (for example):

  • 3.0.1

  • 3.0.0.4

    That is, it will match against any version that contains the string you specify followed immediately by a space, but not against versions that do not contain a space immediately after the string you specify.

ff:

Find issues with a particular Fix For Version(s). Same usage as v:(above).


*

Wildcard symbol '*'. Can be used with v: and ff:.

v:3.2* — finds any issue whose version number is (for example):

  • 3.2

  • 3.2-beta

  • 3.2.1

  • 3.2.x

Search for issues in a project

In the project issue navigator, you can use the text search and field filters to quickly find an issue or set of issues in your project. You can also use preset filters, like my open issues, or use preset and field filters together for a more specific search.

Preset filters are currently only available in classic projects.

To find issues in your project:

  1. From your project's sidebar, select Issues.
  2. Select a pre-set filter in the sidebar, set the field filters, or both.

  3. Order and sort the issues using the options at the top of the list of issues.

  4. Select an issue to view or edit it.

Using the issue navigator, you could search for all issues in your project that:

  • are bugs

  • are assigned to Jane

  • were reported by Fred

  • are in the in progress status

  • have “pizza” in a text field

To broaden your search to more projects or use advanced filtering, choose Advanced search.

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Use the keyboard shortcuts, J (next issue) and K (previous issue), to navigate quickly between issues. Press ? on your keyboard from anywhere in Jira to learn more time-saving keyboard shortcuts.

  1. Preset filters

  2. Issues list

  3. Issue field filters

  4. Link to advanced search

Search all of Jira

1. Start a search

To get to the issue search page:

  1. Choose Filters in the navigation bar.
  2. Select Advanced issue search.
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Press / then enter on your keyboard to quickly go to advanced search.


2. Define your search criteria

You can use either basic or advanced search modes to define your search criteria.

Basic search

Basic is the default mode for searching in Jira, and will work for most common searches. This mode provides user-friendly filters that let you define complex queries without needing to know JQL (Jira Query Language).

If you're already in advanced search mode, choose Basic towards the top-right of your screen.

Advanced JQL search

This mode lets you specify advanced criteria that can't be defined in the other searches (for example, the ORDER BY clause) using JQL (Jira Query Language). Choose Switch to JQL to the right of the search filters to access this mode.

See Advanced searching for more info on using JQL.

3. Change your view of the search results

Once you've run your search, you can change how the results are displayed by changing the view, sort order, and columns shown.

Choose list or detail view

Choose the view toggle ( or ) at the top-right of the search screen and select List view or Detail view. List view is where each issue is a row and its details are in columns (similar to a spreadsheet). In the detail view, issues are shown on the left and the selected issue's details appear on the right.

Change the sort order

In list view, click the column name to change sort order.

In detail view, Choose ˅to the right of Order by above the issues list and search for a field to set the order.

Show/hide columns in list view

Click Columns above the search results on the right, and pick the columns you'd like to show.

4. Edit issues in search results

The issue navigator lets you action individual issues or the entire set of issues returned by your search.

Individual issues

  • View the issue: Click the issue key or name.
  • Action individual issues: Hover over an issue row, click more (•••) for that issue, then select an option.

All issues in the search results

  • Export the search results to different formats, like Excel and XML: Select Export () and choose the desired format.
  • Share the search results: Click share (), then enter the recipient's details.
  • Create an RSS feed: Select Export ( > RSS or RSS (with comments).
  • Bulk modify issues in search results: Click more (•••) above the search results, then select Bulk changeall <n> issue(s).
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For a more detailed explanation of what you can do with issues in search results, see Working with search results.

5. Save your search

If you often run the same search, you can save it as a filter to save you from having to manually redefine the search criteria every time.

  1. Click Save as at the top of the search results page
  2. Enter a name for the filter and choose Submit

Your new filter appears in the left panel with your other starred filters and predefined filters like My open issuesReported by meViewed recently, and All issues.