Run a Search

After installation and syncing, navigate to your Jira Cloud instance:

  1. From the Jira Administration menu select Apps→Enhanced Search.

    Select Enhanced Search from the left navigation when viewing a project. Once you have navigated to the Enhanced Search screen, you can run a search in your Jira instance and customize the results.

  2. Enter your Enhanced Search JQL query into the JQL Search bar and click the Search button.

    Alternatively, you can click the Insert Function button '+' to open the Insert Functions and Users screen. This function helps users who are unfamiliar with JQL queries by giving them access to pre-generated queries, as shown below:

  3. Select the function from the Available Functions list within the Functions tab. Depending on the function chosen, you may be required to enter or select subquery details to generate valid JQL for that function. For example, a subquery "project = EXAMPLE" tells the linkedIssuesOf function that it should find issues linked to the results of that subquery.
  4. Click the Add to query button.
  5. (Optional) You can also view the account IDs of users in your Jira instance within the Insert Functions and Users screen. To do so, select the user from the Users tab, view their account ID and click the Add to query button.
  6. Click Search. You are returned to the JQL Search page with a list of results displayed for the function.
  7. Check your query has returned the desired results, and customize the display.

Customize Search Results

After running your enhanced JQL query, a table of results is displayed, showing customisable information about the issues returned. Enhanced Search for Jira Cloud allows you to choose what information is displayed in the Results table, helping you to find what you need efficiently.

To customize the Results table view, click Choose Columns, and check the columns you wish to display.

The number of columns is not capped, but we recommend you select no more than 10 columns depending on screen resolution.

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