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How to use NOT in a text search?


I have the working advanced search

text ~ "Infosheet"

Now I want to find all issues that do NOT match this search. How do I do this? All my trails to add NOT or ! to this search either failed with the syntax or lead to no results (which is wrong)




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Hi @Christian Barth _X_, and welcome to the Community!

the keyword text searches across multiple field and does not support searches with not. However, if you adapt your search to target specific fields like Summary or Description, you can use this syntax:

description !~ Infosheet AND Summary !~ Infosheet

Hi @Christian Barth _X_ -- Welcome to the Atlassian Community!

Adding to what Walter suggests, when checking for something which does NOT match a value consider if the field could be empty.  Such as for Description. Extending the above example that would be:

(description !~ Infosheet OR description IS EMPTY)
AND Summary !~ Infosheet

Best regards,


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