JQL Query Dummies Guide? Is Not does not seem to be working


I can't get a simple JQL Query to work this morning.

I want to filter out all issues of Status closed.

So i would expect

AND status is not .....   to work

I have tried

  • is not closed
  • is not "closed"
  • is not (closed)
  • is not ("closed")

Any ideas?


Also if there is a great dummies to experts guides



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Hi Stuart,


status != Closed

should do the trick for you. The autosuggest functionality of the search for issues - advanced screen really helps for finding these syntax tips. 


Yes that worked.

The auto suggest offered up that in the list, 'is not' did look the best option. Obviously not.


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Status is not in (Closed)

should work as well

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