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.

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




Find issues assigned to me.

my open bugs


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>
<project key>

Find issues in a particular project.

test project


Find issues that were due before today.



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).

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.


Find issues with a particular Priority.


<issue type>

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



Find issues with a particular Resolution.

cannot reproduce


Find issues with a particular Status.

To Do


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".


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


    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.


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 company-managed 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.

  5. Select Reset to clear your search criteria.

We don’t support all issue field filters when you’re searching for issues in a project just yet, but we’re working on it. Select Go to Advanced search for more filtering options.

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You can switch from detail view to list view to skim through your search results easily. Select List view to get your search results in the form of a table or spreadsheet. You can log work, update the status, attach files, comment, move, clone, delete and perform other actions on individual issues, without opening them, from this view.

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, select the Project dropdown and pick your projects. Alternatively, you can also select Go to 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
  5. List view or Detail view toggle
  6. Basic or JQL toggle

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If you're searching against a field, you can select Show full list to view the list of available options against your search criteria. If your list is too long, you can start typing to get to your option faster.

Share your issue search results

You can share your refined issue searches with your colleagues. For example, you can track all the issues that are in progress, and share this URL with your team so that they can track them as well.

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Want to come back to issues that are assigned to you later? You can also bookmark your issue searches to visit your issues later on.

To bookmark or share your issue search in your project:

  1. From your project's sidebar, select Issues.

  2. Use the text search field or built-in filters to refine your search criteria.

  3. Save the query with a browser bookmark, or share the URL with your team.

We don’t support filtering for all fields in the project issue navigator just yet, but we’re working on it. If your query is too complex for the project issue navigator, click Advanced search for more filtering options.

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 JQL 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 the need to know JQL (Jira Query Language).

If you're already in the advanced JQL search mode, select Switch to basic to the right of the search filters to access the Basic mode.

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). Select Switch to JQL to the right of the search filters to access this mode.

See Advanced searching for more info on using JQL.

If you’re in a project, you can toggle between Basic and JQL. Learn more about searching for issues in a project.

3. Change your view of the search results

Once you've run your search either in a project or from advanced search, you can change how the results are displayed by changing the view, sort order, and columns shown.

Choose list 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.

  • From advanced search, select the view toggle ( or at the top-right of the search screen and select List view or Detail view

  • If you’re in a project, select List view or Detail view to change the way your search results look.

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 change all <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.

6. Print search results

After you’ve run your search criteria, and you’re happy with your search results, you can print them to populate physical task boards and track progress, thereby improving your team’s performance. You can print the results as a list to easily skim through your issues, or with issue details to dig deeper. 

To print your search results:

  1. Select Export () at the top-right.
  2. Select Print list (only in Advanced search) or Print details.