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JQL labels not in (LabelName)



Im trying to save a filter with a JQL of all issues thah DO NOT contain a certain label.

However, I realized it simply doesn't work.

when I search :

labels == Recorrente  


labels in (Recorrente) 

It works fine.

But if I try to do the opposite, it doesn't work:

labels != Recorrente 

labels not in (Recorrente)

Any ideas about how can I workaround it?


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Hana Kučerová Community Leader Dec 18, 2019

Hi @Jeff Santos ,

it seems to me, that the problem is, that you have forgotten to add the issues, which have no labels.

Please, try this:

labels is EMPTY OR labels not in (Recorrente)

HI @Hana Kučerová ,

It worked fine. 

I really thought that using != would make it necessary to specify that I wanted issues with empty labels.

Thank you for the help!

This isn't working for me and I have no idea why.  I've found no less than three different versions of this question and all of them provide the same answer.  I need to find issues that either have Labels empty or have a Label that is not THU.  The logic provided here, and elsewhere isn't working:

project = "Physicians Organization Service Desk" AND issuetype = Change AND status not in (Closed, Resolved) AND assignee in membersOf("Epic PB Application") AND status = "Waiting for approval" AND (labels is EMPTY or labels not in (THU))

All I get in response are issues where Labels is empty.

Hana Kučerová Community Leader Jan 19, 2022

Hi @Andy Finley ,

I don't see anything wrong with your JQL. As your JQL is complex, I would recommend you start debugging like this:

  1. try JQL: 
    labels is EMPTY or labels not in (THU)
    and see, which issues you get
  2. if these issues are correct, then add another paramater to JQL:
    project = "Physicians Organization Service Desk" AND (labels is EMPTY or labels not in (THU))
    and so on...

The results show all tasks, from all the previous sprints although I define the sprint name
"AND sprint = sprint ID"


Any idea why?

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