How can I strip out a label from a query?

Hi everyone! 

I'm quite comfortable with JIRA... except JQL queries!!!!

So I want to create a filter that captures all tests in a project WITHOUT a label! I'm inputting syntax which to me makes sense, but alas with most of my queries JIRA says no sad Could anyone help me input the right syntax? This is what I've input:

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Thanks in advance everyone!


3 answers

Have you tried the syntax 


labels is null



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Steven Behnke Community Champion Feb 11, 2016

Hm, shouldnt you use != instead of is not?


is and is not are for checking for empty valuea, ie labels is not empty. 

Thanks for the answers!

@Steven Behnke I tried that with the same result.

@Rahul Aich @Rahul Aich [Nagra] I will try that thanks! Though I will be back to my original issue if we attach any labels on them haha


Any other comments from people will be most welcome! Thanks

Steven Behnke Community Champion Feb 11, 2016

Can you clarify, you want to find issues with no label, or issues without a specific label. 

I want to run a query that strips out a label... so I want it to return all tests that do not have a specified label

have you tried

labels != YourLabel or labels is empty

put this in brackets if you have additional conditions in your filter


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