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How can I filter defects using wildcards/LIKE? Edited

We have defects reported against each revision of our software. 6.0.0, 6.1.0, 6.1.1, 6.1.2, ,,,,, etc

I want to create a defect filter that only shows defects from the current major build 7.3. So I want to show defects with affectedVersion in (,, without having to list every minor build.

Is there a wildcard or LIKE statement that I can use in the defect filter?

P.S. When I use 

affectedVersion ~ "7.3*"

Jira responds with "The operator '~' is not supported by the 'affectedVersion' field."

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Hello Michael,

Thank you for reaching out.

Unfortunately the wildcards functionality was not implemented for JIRA Cloud yet, however, we understand that this is a useful feature and create the following feature request:

JQL - Add wildcard functionality to versions 

Feel free to vote and watch the suggestion to increase its priority and also receive notifications about any updates.

That being said, I'm sorry to give you the bad news that our development team is not engaged to implement this feature, however, there are some workarounds you can use.

You can:

1 - Create e a text custom field and add it to your issues, using the Copy value from other field post function to add the version value to the field.

2 - You can use a plugin that provides you with the JQL query you need. See the feature request comments to know more about it.

Let me know if you have any questions.

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