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Issue filter for summary is not working Edited

In one of my Jira projects I have some issues with the summary in the following form:

A.1.2 Hello World 1
A.1.3 Hello World 2
A.2.2 Hello World 3
A.2.4 Hello World 4

Now I want to see all issues starting with A.1.

For this I wanted to use the following filter, where I don't get any results.

project = world AND summary ~ "A.1*"

However, if I only search for

project = world AND summary ~ "A"

all issues beginning with A will be displayed.

Does anyone have an idea where my mistake is? The Search syntax articles didn't really help me.


Thanks Robert


Edit: I think my server instance has an problem with the search-engine. Will report it to my server admins.

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Hi @Robert Güntherberg 
It seems that JQL has some reserved characters, including ".".

You may try using unicode character ? (\u002E)

Or according to the doc

If you wish to use these characters in queries, you need to:

surround them with quote-marks (you can use either single quote-marks (') or double quote-marks ("));and, if you are searching a text field and the character is on the list of reserved characters for text searches,

precede them with two backslashes.

Hope it helps !

Hi Thomas,

thanks for your reply.

When I'm using with this string, I also get no results.

project = world AND summary ~ "A\u002E5\u002E1*"

Am I still doing something wrong?

Kind regards

I don't think, at least, I don't have other idea.
I try on my project and it works fine... As you may see, both requests below.Capture.PNG


Are you an server or cloud instance?

I'm on an server instance.

It works fine for me

hello 1.png


hello 2.png

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