JQL and concatenation

Hi,

Does anyone know if or how it is possible to use concatenations in JQL?

example: text ~ "Fixed Text".currentUser()."Fixed Text"

I have not been able to find any reference to concatenations in any documentation anywhere and have not seen any similar questions. So it seems like it is simply not possible. Would of course be great if I am wrong about this.

Thanks.

2 answers

Hi :)

The usual way to build your JQL query is to use JqlClauseBuilder like this:

JqlQueryBuilder builder = JqlQueryBuilder.newBuilder();
JqlClauseBuilder jqlClauseBuilder = builder.where().project("TP").and().reporterUser("admin").or().reporterUser("test");

//now perform the actual search (only interested in number of results)
searchService.searchCount(user, builder.buildQuery());
//or if you need the standard result set
searchService.search(user, builder.buildQuery(), PagerFilter.getUnlimitedFilter());

More info in this article.

That way you can build most of your queries. Sometimes, when you need to add a custom query string, to create a more advanced query, you need to "concatenate" the additional string (in a WHERE clause) to your already created jql, which can be accomplished like this

JqlQueryBuilder builder = JqlQueryBuilder.newBuilder();
JqlClauseBuilder jqlClauseBuilder = builder.where().project("TP").and().reporterUser("admin").or().reporterUser("test");

String finalQueryString = builder.buildQuery().getWhereClause().toString();
finalQueryString += " AND ( project = TP )"; // this is where you concatenate your custom jql string

SearchService searchService = ComponentAccessor.getComponent(SearchService.class);
if (searchService != null)
	try {
		finalQueryString = finalQueryString.replace("{", "(").replace("}", ")"); // replace special chars...
		SearchService.ParseResult parseResult =  searchService.parseQuery(user, finalQueryString);
		if (parseResult.isValid()) {
			searchService.searchCount(user, parseResult.getQuery());
			...
		} else {
			// jql is not valid
		}
	} catch (SearchException e) {
		// an error occurred while performing the search
	}
}

I hope it helps.

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