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Empty label field not working as expected



I want to exclude succeeded backup notification tickets from different sources from the 'All open" filter queue.

I add the label 'backup' to tickets from certain sources with different triggers through automation and list it in it's own 'backup reports' queue.

But when I want to exclude them from the all open queue an empty label field does not trigger the "labels != backup" criteria.
Why not?

This is the JQL filter.
resolution = Unresolved AND labels != backup ORDER BY created ASC

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thats how JQL works, you need to search for empty labels as well like this:

resolution = Unresolved AND (labels != backup or labels is empty) ORDER BY created ASC

Thanks for educating me on JQL Ilya it works now! 👍🏻

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