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JQL query Custom field is empty search not working with contexts

I have a select list custom field with multiple contexts - one is default context, and the X-context which is only defined for one issue type for Project X.

When editing an issue in Project X, the field has the following options: None, A, B.

When doing a search filter, I can search where custom field in ("A", "B").  But it returns nothing when I try where custom field is EMPTY, even though there are issues that do not have anything set.

Is this a bug with multiple contexts?

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I did find a work around by having a filter (i.e., Filter1) that selects all the issues where the custom field in ("A", "B") and then doing another search with NOT filter = "Filter1"

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Dario Atlassian Team Oct 18, 2017

Hi Myra,


This seems to be the known bug tracked as:


I have added your workaround to there :) 



Fantastic, thanks, Dario.

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