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JQL on custom field of type "Select List"

Historically I have been able to run JQLs on custom fields with type "Select List (single choice)" in the following way:

  • "My Custom Field Name" = "A valid entry"

But I am now receiving errors and need to include a [dropdown] suffix. This syntax is working without errors: 

  • "My Custom Field Name[dropdown]" = "A valid entry"

Can anyone explain why I might now need the [dropdown] suffix? I have soooooo many places with saved queries that if they all need to be updated with [dropdown], its a massive job. Is this something controlled in settings? Has there been a change on the Atlassian side? 

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Velizar Borisov Community Leader Feb 23, 2021

Hi Kristin!

I can't really say what's the reason for that change, but tbh I find it pretty useful. We have a number of examples where a requested field has been created as a text field for example, but now we would like to change it to a user picker one and having that additional metadata next to the field is very helpful. Also we haven't received any complaints about broken filters, so I assume that change is applied everywhere.



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