Enhanced Search for Jira Cloud

Insert Functions

There are two ways to insert functions into your Enhanced Search JQL queries. Add functions either by typing into the text field or by clicking Insert Function.

If you are new to Enhanced Search, we recommend you start by using the Insert Function option.

Insert Function Button

We have provided an Insert Function button to help new users generate the correct JQL for their query.

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After clicking Insert Function the Browse and Insert Functions window opens. A list of available functions is shown on the left. Select a function from the list to be presented with a form you can fill in to generate valid JQL for that function.

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Most of the functions require a JQL 'subquery' that is used as the starting point for the function you’ve selected. For example, entering the subquery "project = example" tells the linkedIssuesOf function that it should find issues linked to the Example project.

After filling in all required fields on the form, click Add to Query to add the relevant query clause to the end of your existing search query.

When your query has been added, click the Search for Issues icon.

Text Field

More advanced users can type their JQL query directly into the JQL query text field. Alternatively, you can use the text field to make small edits to a JQL created using the Insert Function feature, such as quickly changing the project name.

Troubleshooting Tips

Occasionally you may see a red X show up next to your filter; this indicates an issue with the filter.

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Check the filter for mistakes. In this example, a project name has not been specified. A correctly configured filter displays a green checkmark.

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For more information on how to configure JQL queries, see the Atlassian Advanced Searching documentation.