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JQL find flagged issues

What ist the JQL to find the issues which have a flag in the backlog?

Flagged = Impediment from the descrpition in *does not work*

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Warren Community Leader Nov 02, 2017

Hi Sven

The Flagged item is a strange one.

To check if an item is flagged or not use

Flagged is EMPTY

Flagged is not EMPTY

"Field 'Flagged' does not exist or you do not have permission to view it."

I am JIRA Admin

Like Pachi likes this

Admin rights don't matter to what you can or can't see on issues.  Project rights determine that.

This error message means either that the field does not exist, or it is not used in any project you can see.

Do you have Jira Software installed, and have you got access to at least one Software project?

In the German edition the field flagged is called "markiert" and 

"markiert  is not EMPTY" works

"flagged is not EMPTY" works perfectly fine.

Like Devesh.Ameta likes this

In the German edition (JIRA Software 7.8) the field flagged is called "Gekennzeichnet" and 

"Gekennzeichnet is not EMPTY" works

"flagged is not EMPTY" does not pull any results for me after the year 2018.  I see 1 JIRA story dated January 2018, but I just added a bunch of flags to my stories today.  They are not pulling in my search results. 

Warren Community Leader Aug 29, 2019

Hi @Sarah Ahmed 

You'll notice in my earlier reply that I use an uppercase F for Flagged, whereas you're showing flagged. The Jira field names are case sensitive. If you go into the filter screen and start typing flag then the "intellisense" will tell you what the correct wording is (see below), but obviously for other languages typing flag won't work.


Still doesn't work for me.  I get no results when there should be results


I've tried.. narrowing it down to project in ("....") AND Flagged = impediment

also tried project in ("...") AND Flagged is not EMPTY  

no results. We are on the server version

I am in the cloud version. I tried Flagged is not EMPTY and the same error: "Field 'Flagged' does not exist

I tried also: 

  1. flagEnabled ~ "true"
  2. flagKEY is not EMPTY

They do not give any error but they neither give any results on the board quick filters where I have alot of them.

Like Marcelo Lopez likes this

I just tried 


project = "X" AND issuetype in (Story) AND Flagged is not EMPTY ORDER BY updated DESC

and I get a list of issues that were flagged, and the number of days listed in the "Flagged" field next to the word "Impediment".

I had to actually flag an issue to make it work.  Until an issue was flagged I got "Flagged" not found.   And I used for a Flagged = Impediment. and it work perfectly after I flagged an issue.

It only works when you filter by "Flagged[Checkboxes]" =Impediment 

In the case you want to filter those which are not Flagged ("Flagged[Checkboxes]" =! Impediment ) it's not working at all

Funny but "Big Rocks" is not EMPTY worked for me.

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