Can you only search 'summary' under the search list funtion in Jira Work Management Projects?

Niki Woolston April 4, 2024

When I am viewing my issues in List view in my team managed project, I am unable to search on custom text fields. Is it only possible to search under key words in the issues summary?

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John Funk
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April 4, 2024

Hi Niki,

Yes, that is how the Summary is setup. You can click on the Give Feedback link on the bottom left if you want to request changes or to give feedback in general, of course.

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Hannes Obweger - JXL for Jira
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April 5, 2024

Hi @Niki Woolston

I don't know if this problem, in itself, justifies additional tooling for you, but just to put it out there: If you're open to solutions from the Atlassian Marketplace, this would work as expected in the app that my team and I are working on, JXL for Jira.

JXL is a full-fledged spreadsheet/table view for your issues that allows viewing, inline-editing, sorting, and filtering by all your issue fields, much like you’d do in e.g. Excel or Google Sheets. In a sense, it has a few things in common with JWM's list view, however JXL comes with a range of advanced features, and also works in (and across!) projects of any type, not just JWM projects.

Plus, the sheet search will consider all visible columns, not just the summary.

This is how it looks in action:


(This is using the reporter column, but it would work the same for any other column.)

Any questions just let me know,



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