I'm trying to use the ~ operator as per https://confluence.atlassian.com/jira/performing-text-searches-185729616.html
The description in my test issue is one line like this:
It contains ABC=someWord_and_these_TOKENS and other text too.
Now if I search with:
project = "GMX" AND Description ~ "ABC=someWord_and_these_TOKEN"
it finds my test issue. On the other hand, these do not work:
project = "GMX" AND Description ~ "ABC=someWord_and_these_TOKE"
project = "GMX" AND Description ~ "ABC=someWord_and_these_TOKE?"
project = "GMX" AND Description ~ "ABC=someWord_and_these_TOKE*"
project = "GMX" AND Description ~ "ABC=someWord_and_t?ese_TOKENS"
This seems baffling - these are pretty close to the examples in the documentation.
Version: Atlassian JIRA Project Management Software (v7.1.2#71006-sha1:8e7e309)
JIRA search will remove the underscore (_) character and will treat it as a whitespace https://jira.atlassian.com/browse/JRA-32441 https://jira.atlassian.com/browse/JRA-5567 so when you're searching for
"ABC=someWord_and_these_TOKE" for example it will try to find an issue that contains all the words - ABC=someWord, and, these, TOKE and will probably actually ignore and word https://confluence.atlassian.com/jira/performing-text-searches-185729616.html#PerformingTextSearches-Reservedwords
You can search for an exact phrase you need to quote the phrase like that "\"ABC=someWord_and_these_TOKENS\""
Also in some cases and might be considered as a boolean operator https://confluence.atlassian.com/jira/performing-text-searches-185729616.html#PerformingTextSearches-Booleanoperators
So it's a bit complicated as the text you're searching is actually split into phrases and a lot of rules apply.
Would you tell us what's the exact use case i.e. when having this phrase or similar "ABC=someWord_and_these_TOKENS and other text too" - what do you want to search for , so we can figure out the correct way to do that via JQL?
As a workaround you may consider using the Script Runner JQL function issuefieldmatch which allows you to match field value using regular expression and I think this will be much more reliable than the JIRA fuzzy search in this case where you've got special character to match.
Thanks for an excellent explanation - looks like the underscores are to blame. My use case is in fact that I have to match the exact word (with underscores) - it is the formal name of a test - so the exact phrase matching looks like a solution even if the syntax is a bit clunky.
I'll take a look at issuefieldmatch too.
Hmm. I removed the and part of the token, to avoid confusion (and my use case will not have any ands in it). Also reduced to searching for the part after the =. However, the problem persists even if I quote the phrase, i.e.:
..matches, whereas any partial or wild-carded version does not match. So I think the fuzzy search is just not going to work.
Having exactly the same issue with the same use case, I'm searching for a Test Case name which contains underscores in the contents of a text field.
I still don't understand how can JIRA have such a poor search engine. I mean, JIRA is normally used by developing teams, searching for words with underscores is just a part of every developer's daily life.
Maybe this will help you:
I did ran in the same topic with the requirement to search for an text containing several underscores.
I also tried the descripted escaping "\"someWord_these_TOKENS\"" with no result.
Are there any updates, additional infos available how to overcome this problem?
any help is appreciated
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