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How to search JIRA by providing an Issue ID?


I need to search for an issue using its ID and get statistcs. How to do his in JIRA?


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this jql works too: id=<issue id>

You meant the issue key as ID? If that is the case then you can get this using JQL, issueKey = "your issue id" or if you have multiple issues issueKey in (ids...).

By id i assume the issue key , you can simply do a JQL search .. example: id= ABC-1

If you know the ID and want to browse to the issue you can use the url like this:


This answer no longer appears to work even on Atlassian's instance of JIRA. See [JRA-41720|] for more information.

If searching for multiple id's, perhaps to make a gadget on a dashboard, you can do a JQL Search id in (abc-1,abc-2,abc-3) 

The right top box, Quick Search :)

Adios to that

This is most ridiculous thing that i had ever heard. Unable to search an issue with issue id. atlassian needs to fix this ASAP

I am pretty shocked that if you know the issue ID, such as XYZ-123, there is no easy (beginner user) way to find it.  The search feature has a text box which I would expect to search the Id field, but it doesn't. The advanced search feature also has no access to the ID field.

There seems to be no way to star or some how save an issue, so when I want to find it again, i have to save a link in notepad or similar, then paste it back in.

At any given time, I an switching back and forth between a hand full of issues, but there is no way to mark them or find them again when I them.

I spend literally hours a week trying to find issues which I was dealing with say 30 minutes ago, but have no way to star or search given I remember the issue id number. 

I dont really want to have to start learning jql.  This should not be a requirement for lay users.

Someone showed me a hack way to "star" important issues.  That is to create some jql along the lines of "key in (ABD-234,ABD-342)", save it as a named query, then star this query so it shows up on the left.  I dont know why Atlassian dont allow you to star an issue.

Latest and greatest Jira (cloud) no longer has this "Quick Search on the top Nav Bar" 


SO PLEASE JIRA SUPPORT: WHAT IS THE QUICKEST WAY  to simply find/jump to an item with ID regardless of it's creation date & status

Yes please, I find it incredible that we have to write a JQL query to chieve that.

Still not fixed.

Looks like the quick search has been moved to the left nav bar - look for the magnifying glass and enter the ID and hit enter - that will take you directly to the issue.

Right you are @Scott DeLoach . I just can't get the hang of using the left nav - expect those things to be on top somewhere.

The magnifying glass button search only half works - if you type in a specific issue ID you get results of tickets that contain this ID in their description,  but,  incredibly,  it still doesn't always find the ID.  Seems hard to believe that this most basic of functions is not straightforward.

A much simpler answer is to use Quick Search on the top Nav Bar!


The Quick Search box is located at the top right of your screen. If you type in the key of an issue, you will jump straight to that issue. For example, if you type in 'ABC-107' (or 'abc-107'), and press the Enter you will be redirected to the JIRA issue 'ABC-107'.


Yes you are right :)

There is no way to have a search box where I paste the issue Key, and it search whole jira? any plugin?

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