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How to query multiple words in JQL via API

I am working on text search(against all fields) with Jira API. One word works well. For example:


However how to query with multiple words, like

http://localhost:8888/rest/api/2/search?jql=text~Clinic Trial

I am trying to use AND 

http://localhost:8888/rest/api/2/search?jql=text~"Clinic AND Trial"

Neither works.

Any suggestion?






2 answers

Craig ist absolutely right, whitespaces in URLs need to be encoded accordingly
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Hey Ritong,

How about the below approach?

text ~ ‘clinic’ and text ~ ‘trial’



No it does not work. Here is my command


curl -D- -u username:password -X GET -H "Content-Type: application/json" http://localhost:8888/rest/api/2/search?jql=text~'Clinic' and text~'Trial'

It executed the first part but threw error in the second part

curl: (6) Could not resolve host: and
curl: (6) Could not resolve host: text~'Trial'

@Ritong Chen 


Hi Ritong

curl interprets parts of your query 

Can you try


curl -D- -u username:password -X GET -H "Content-Type: application/json" "http://localhost:8888/rest/api/2/search?jql=text~'Clinic' and text~'Trial'"


so double quotes around the whole url to ensure that curl takes that as one argument




I tried a similar thing but the API did not like it. The Java code throw similar 400 error as well.


curl -D- -u username:password -X GET -H "Content-Type: application/json" "http://localhost:8888/rest/api/2/search?jql=text~'Clinic' and text~'Trial'"
HTTP/1.1 400
Transfer-Encoding: chunked
Date: Mon, 06 May 2019 02:08:59 GMT
Connection: close

How about the below:



That doesn’t error on my environment at least. 


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perfect! Thank you so much Craig.

Hey @Ritong Chen  - glad you got it working!



thanks folk! Running great.

Query getting two custom fields for all undone issues from a  specific project.



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