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How to search for a string in X-Ray test steps?


My team needs to find all X-ray tests that have a specific string in a test step. What is the JQL to search for that?

A simple "type = test and text ~ blah" returns nothing.

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Check the end of this link:

issuetype = 'Test' and "Manual Test Steps" ~ "Login with user administrator"


Works best in "Flat View". Just replace the text "Login with user administrator".

Hi Michael, we have tried but it does not work for us.

FYI I'm administrator and we have also tried with other administrator accounts.
I assume Flat view refer to List view?
Any other suggestions?

Hi Yvonne,

You don't need to have an administrator account to search.

I just went under the "Xray Test Repository" from the menu on the left in Jira, selected the folder I wanted to search under, then clicked "Filter" top right, then "ADVANCED", then entered my JQL Search query:

issuetype = 'Test' and "Manual Test Steps" ~ "<Text to search for>"

I click Apply and to search all child folders rather than just the selected one, I clicked "Switch to Flat View" top right. After clicking the text changes to "Switch to Folders View". In Flat View though I can see all the results in all the sub-folders too.

It could be though that this field is a custom field (although I doubt it as it's listed in the documentation I linked to above) or the field has a slightly different name or is in a different language if you're not using English. Try deleting the text "Manual Test Steps" and then a list of available fields will appear - have a look through the list for something similar.

Works with: image.png

Thanks ;-) 

Jeff, did you ever find a solution?

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