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JQL 'summary ~ "AM" ' does not produce any results Edited


under Jira 7.13.1 im trouble getting results for this search query.

Is it possible that there is a restriction to the character length you must provide for the ~ operator?

Other summaries such as "AB" dont work either.

So far i have tried the following

  • make sure there is an issue with "AM" in the summary (and nothing else)
  • reindex the project
  • i have privileges to access the issue and can see the issue view just fine with the same user i am using to run the jql query
  • checked if "AM" is a reserved word

kind regards


2 answers

~ only works with full words. For me is working with two letters words, but no with one letter words


Edit: If i search very common spanish words ("de", "en", "el" ...) i get no issues.  

Payne Community Leader Dec 05, 2019

Lucene, the index/search library that Jira utilizes, doesn't index certain commonly-used words. In English, for example, the word "the" is not indexed.

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Payne Community Leader Dec 05, 2019

You can append an asterisk (*) wildcard to the middle or end of a search string (but not the beginning).

i.e. summary ~ "AM*"

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