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Searching in JIRA Client

Search is what JIRA Client mainly focused on. When running search you can use:

  • any combinations of search conditions with ANDs, ORs or NOTs,
  • sub-queries for refining the results,
  • quick text search within found results,
  • search of items which are not searchable in JIRA (such as votes),
  • search within issues table using regular expressions.

After you have installed JIRA Client and created a connection, you can see a number of useful queries in the Sample Queries folder in the Navigation Area. But of course you will want to create your own search queries. To ease your task of learning the UI elements, we made a list of what you may want to search for and which UI elements and commands you can user for JIRA Client bring it to you.

What You May Want to Find

Commands and UI Element to Use

Issue by its ID

Paste or type the ID in the Quick Search field over the Issues Table and press Enter or button to navigate to the desired issue.

Issue by its URL

Paste or type the ID in the Quick Search field over the Issues Table and press Enter or button to navigate to the desired issue.

Issues containing particular word or phrase

Type a word or phrase to look for in the Quick Search field over the Issues Table and press Enter or button to navigate to the desired issue.

All unresolved critical issues created during last 7 days

Click the New Query button and set the search parameters in a Create Query dialog.

All issues assigned to you

Navigate to the Sample Queries folder, double-click the Assigned to me node.

All issues considered as improvements

Click the Create Distribution button on the toolbar, then select Type field in the Create Distribution dialog and click OK.

Below you can find more details on running search.

Creating Queries

To create a query:

  1. Click the New Query button on the toolbar or press F3 (⌘ + F3 for Macintosh).
    The New Query dialog opens.
  2. Type the query name and select any desired combination of conditions with AND, OR and NOT operators and press OK.

Creating Distributions

Distributions help you to refine the search results as they logically split them into more details, for example, you can break down found issues by status, assignee or other property.
To create a distribution:

  1. Click the Create Distribution button on the toolbar or press Ctrl + D (⌘ + F4 for Macintosh).
    The Create Distribution dialog opens.
  2. Select the desired search filters and click OK.

Running Quick Text Search

If you search returned too many results, you can narrow it down and search for a specific word within the discovered issues. To do so:

  1. Press Ctrl+Shift+F (⌘ + ⇧ + F).
    This will open a search box over the issues table.
  2. Type the desired word(s) and press Enter.

To move between the search results, use and buttons.

For more information, please refer to searching issues section.



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