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JQL excluding label while keeping empty label issues in filter query


I'm trying to exclude a label and found a solution, except that it excludes empty labels. 

Does anyone know of a way to exclude one label from a query while keeping all other issues not in that label or empty? 


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(labels != yourLabel or labels is EMPTY)

consider just first part of this JQL as looking for issues with any label besides this specific, that's strange logic, but thats the only one I can find to explain this bahaviour

Hi Ilya, 

Thank you for your answer. 

I actually tried this option already and my problem is that most of my issues have an empty labels. I'm trying to exclude one label but include all issues with an empty label field or other labels. 

With this option all issues with an empty label are excluded by default...

you either exclude issues with empty labels, or include them

there's no middle ground

you can limit amount of issues by applying additional constraints, like specifying project, or issuetype, or something else

Ok, I guessed it wouldn't be possible to find a middle ground. 
I'll try a workout by adding a label to all my issues with empty label and that should do the trick. 

Thanks !

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