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Checking whether a version in listed in a Version Picker (multiple versions) field



I currently have a Version Picker (multiple versions) field to which we add all the versions in which a bug appears. Let's call it BuggyVersions. I want to create a filter that finds all the issues in which a certain version is included in BuggyVersions, but can't seem to find a syntax that allows it.


Any help would be appreciated.

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Rachel Wright Community Leader Jun 24, 2021

Hi @Ori Gabai ,

I'm not certain if your version is called "BuggyVersions" or you have a custom field called "BuggyVersions".  Either way do either of these JQL query formats get you the result you're after?

  • fixVersion in (BuggyVersions)
  • fixVersion in (BuggyVersions, "Version 1.0")

Hope this helps!

Rachel Wright
Author, Jira Strategy Admin Workbook

Hi @Ori Gabai 

Agreeing with what Rachel suggests, and...

There is already a built-in field for that purpose: affectedVersion.  I believe that is for the list of versions impacted by a defect (bug).

Best regards,


@Bill Sheboy

Despite there being an existing affectedVersion field, due to a bit of a wonky situation we have several teams with different processes working on the same Jira server, which is why we created our own doppelganger fields.


@Rachel Wright 

BuggyVersions is a field. Specifically, a multi-picker version field. Basically a doppelganger of affectedVersion, as described above.

My problem is that what I want to compare to it is not a field or function output like fixVersion, but rather a string representing a certain version. And for the following JQL:

  • "v1.2.3" in (BuggyVersions)

Jira thinks that "v1.2.3" is a field name rather than just text, and gives me a "Field 'v1.2.3' does not exist or you do not have permission to view it." message.


Kindest Regards, 


And I have just now realized that the way to do what I want is to do:

  • BuggyVersions = "v1.2.3"


Thank you both for your time.


Kindest Regards, 


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