How do you search by labels specifically?

This question is in reference to Atlassian Documentation: Confluence Search Syntax

I have started labelling my docs...but I can't find a way to search the labels specifically.  I don't understand the explanation on this page.

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You can use labelText:


the asterisk at the end sometimes improves results.

The only thing that works (in JIRA, not sure about Confluence) is:

In my example I have label fields which are named: ”VERSION CODES 1","VERSION CODES 2","VERSION CODES 3"

like this:Screen Shot 2016-03-07 at 6.53.26 PM.pngor this:  Screen Shot 2016-03-07 at 6.59.18 PM.png

To find the label "TBD" in these fields this query works:



I am trying to do a similar thing in JIRA because, like yours, my searches do not look in labels only in text fields.

My own Atlasssian question is here: How to search for labels in any custom field 

I think the CQL and JQL are similar.

Hope this helps.

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