Can you put extra spaces and tabs in JQL?

I am using some complex JQL queries. When I'm building them I like to construct them in a code editor and insert line breaks and tabs. A simplified fictional example would be: 

project = PROJECTA AND (fixVersion in (1.00, 2.00, 3.00)) OR
project = PROJECTB AND (fixVersion in (1.00, 1.10, 1.50))
AND Resolution in (Fixed)
AND Status in (Resolved, "Verified Resolved", Closed)

Instead of:

project = PROJECTA AND (fixVersion in (1.00, 2.00, 3.00)) OR project = PROJECTB AND (fixVersion in (1.00, 1.10, 1.50)) AND Resolution in (Fixed) AND Status in (Resolved, "Verified Resolved", Closed)

Will JIRA ignore the extra whitespace characters and evaluate these to expressions identically?

2 answers

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No problem with line breaks or tabs.

I suggest adding brackets to the OR you have:

(project = PROJECTA AND (fixVersion in (1.00, 2.00, 3.00)) OR
 project = PROJECTB AND (fixVersion in (1.00, 1.10, 1.50)))
 AND Resolution in (Fixed)
 AND Status in (Resolved, "Verified Resolved", Closed)

Okay so that example doesn't have any tabs added, but it has line breaks added. I think you get the idea. 

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