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Filter for the existence of comments on issues

I would like to write a filter that will return any issues that have comments. The only option in JQL I've seen related to comments is the Tilde (~) which I believe indicates "contains."  However, I want to find all issues with comments, not just those, and I don't know how I can do that with ~ because I can't know what the comments might contain. I tried " ", but Jira didn't like the empty string operator.

Any ideas would be appreciated.

Thank you.

Michael Anderson

 

 

 

 

 

 

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I came up with the following workaround  - add the following as a part of your query:

(comment ~ "anything*" OR comment !~ "anything*")

That was really helpful, thanks!

Hi Michael,

JQL Search Extensions adds a bunch of keywords for comments. After installing the plugin you can then use the following JQL:

commentsCount > 0 

Full documentation is here.

Hello,

There are already some answers which might be interesting for you:

https://community.atlassian.com/t5/Jira-questions/How-to-find-issues-which-does-not-have-a-comment/qaq-p/402636

https://community.atlassian.com/t5/Jira-questions/How-to-search-for-JIRAs-which-have-no-comment/qaq-p/292185

Look for example at Jira Toolkit Plugin and create custom field 'Number of comments'. 

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Hello,

you could write such a filter if you have Adaptivist Scriptrunner installed. This plugin has "hasComments" JQL function. You can read more here about this function:

https://scriptrunner.adaptavist.com/latest/jira/jql-functions.html#_hascomments

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