JQL question


1) I have a custom field of Free text field type (CField). For one of the issue custom field value is "ABC:2012.04.04".

If i use following JQL the issue is returned.

CField ~ "ABC:2012.01.04"

Using following query returns nothing. Any idea why?

CField ~ "ABC:2012.01.0*"

2) For some of the issues I have "..." in custom field value.

e.g. "6.30:2012.9.5.0 ...".

How can i search issues having "..." value?

I tried following queries, but no result.

CField ~ "..."

CField ~ "\\.\\.\\."


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Hi Vikas,

personally, I'd say this is a bug but I think Atlassian see it as a "undocumented feature". I think it's due to the search engine (lucene) and how it strips characters like '.' and ':' out of searches. Sounds like it won't be fixed.


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