Contains operator not working correctly

Ramon Mengarda February 21, 2024

I want to use a JQL query to search for an issue whose summary starts with a string, so I'm using

summary ~ "string-i-want-to-search-for*"

However, the string I'm using has "-" in between the words, and that for some reason makes the contains function not work, because it returns no results.

Is this a know issue / expected behavior?
Is there any workaround for this case?

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Humashankar VJ
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February 21, 2024

Hi - I hope that you are Doing good !!

Very interesting catch,

Thanks for sharing this one

JQL usually treats '-' as special character.

Kindly make use of double quotes around your search string as provided below and keep playing around


Hope this helps

Thank you very much and have a fantastic day!
Warm regards

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