Applying multiple filters when retrieving values from a JIRA database


I'm developing a JIRA plugin that connects to a JIRA database and retrieves values. I use the following line to filter the issues based on issue assignee, if I want to add another filter to this, how should I modify it?

List<GenericValue> issues = delegator.findByCondition("Issue", new EntityExpr("assignee",EntityOperator.EQUALS,"abc"),"id","key","assignee","status"));

In sql terms it should be something similar to "select id, key, assignee, status from jira_issue where assignee='abc' and status='resolved'".

Any help would be much appreciated.


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You can create a filter with your search criteria and use it to retrieve the issue. If you use thismethod , if later you want to change the search criteria no need to change the code .

ex: final JqlQueryBuilder builder = JqlQueryBuilder.newBuilder();

builder.where().savedFilter().eq(new Long(activeEmployeeFilterId))

Hope this may help you


could you please explain a bit more, Im relatively new to JIRA development so its a little unclear. How do I define the activeEmployeeFilterId in the java class of my plugin and how can I access the values retrieved by the filter? What I need to do is to retrieve the issues and filter them based on the assignee and status and reassign the issue. In order to do this I need to filter issues based on two selection criteria.

Thank you for the prompt response

You can create filters in Jira. For each filter it will assign id.

ex:- you have created a filter called all active employees and filter id is 10000

final JqlQueryBuilder builder = JqlQueryBuilder.newBuilder();

builder.where().savedFilter().eq(new Long("10000")) // this will give the same results as the filter you created.

If you want to add more condition to this you can add as follows.

builder.where().savedFilter().eq(new Long("10000"))



means you can add more conditions on the filter and the get result.

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