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.
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:
There are already some answers which might be interesting for you:
Look for example at Jira Toolkit Plugin and create custom field 'Number of comments'.
I have multiple projects that use variations of the same base workflow. The variations depend on the requirements of the project or issue type. The variations mostly come in the form of new statuses ...
Connect with like-minded Atlassian users at free events near you!Find an event
Connect with like-minded Atlassian users at free events near you!
Unfortunately there are no Community Events near you at the moment.Host an event
You're one step closer to meeting fellow Atlassian users at your local event. Learn more about Community Events