Bug: Adding *not* to label search returns 0 rather than # issues not including the label

Has anyone else a problem with this?

Doing a simple search for a given project, fixVerison and assignne:

project = XXX AND assignee = YYY AND fixVersion = ZZZ

returns 19 issues, some with labels.

I can refine this search to return the ones using a certain label

project = XXX AND assignee = YYY AND fixVersion = ZZZ and labels in (AAA)

returns 13 issues. If I try and find the ones which do not have that label

project = XXX AND assignee = YYY AND fixVersion = ZZZ and labels not in (AAA)

I get 0 issues returned rather than 7.

2 answers

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AND (labels not in (AAA) OR labels is empty)

Is what you need. Some don't have labels, aka is empty.

To be clear: there are 3 cases:

1. is IN

2. is NOT IN

3. is EMPTY

Empty isn't 1 or 2. That's what's causing the difference.

Harry, I guess my editing the title bummed this JIRA. I just added an answer to find yours!

Thanks for the clarification, I don't believe the empty case was the issue for me here, but without JIRA 4 I can't be sure. For the example given the details had chnaged and the not returned one for me (rather than the former 7). There were 2 jiras with empty labels out of the 19.

I tried

project = "CONF" AND fixversion = "4.2" AND (labels in ("performance") OR labels not in ("performance"))

in jira.atlassian.com - 5.1.3 and this only returned about half the results. However, if I do:

project = "CONF" AND fixversion = "4.2" AND (labels in ("performance") OR labels not in ("performance") OR labels is empty)

It returns all the results. Hm.

Harry, I just came across this problem again with another query and your tip

AND (labels not in (AAA) OR labels is empty)

is the solution!!

I could not reproduce this in JIRA 5.0

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