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wildcard query for sprints

We name our sprints with a code name and date numbers (for example ABC-200221). I need to create a filter that will capture all sprints beginning with the same letters. How can I do that in JQL? 

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Hello Donna,

Thank you for reaching out.

Although the Sprint field does not support wildcard search (Using "~"), you can return all the Sprints that begin with specific characters by simply using the "=" sign and specifying the characters, as explained in this documentation:

The search is based on either the sprint name or the sprint ID (i.e. the number that Jira automatically allocates to a sprint).

If you have multiple sprints with similar (or identical) names, you can simply search by using the sprint name — or even just part of it. The possible matches will be shown in the autocomplete drop-down, with the sprint dates shown to help you distinguish between them. (The sprint ID will also be shown, in brackets).

That being said, the query below should work for you:

Sprint = ABC

Let us know if you have any questions.

This returns the issue under that sprint. not returning the sprint itself.

Like Matt Otto likes this

Use Scriptrunner


and issueFunction in issueFieldMatch("Project = PROJECT-NAME", "Sprint", "SUBSTRING-FOR-SPRINT-NAME")



Amazing! But I also found that the performance of this JQL was slower, a better way is here 

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