Jira Database Values plugin: how to use in API JQL?

I have a Jira 6.1 install with the Database Values Plugin v 3.0
I create a field (# 10190, name CustomerDB) which gets additional info from another DB.
I'm trying to use this as part of a REST API query.
It works well in the fields selection: I can add &fields=customfield_10190 to have it in the produced fields. But I can't make it work in the jql itself.

I tried:

  • /rest/api/latest/search?jql=CustomerDB="36"
    • (this doesn't return any result, although it should)
  • /rest/api/latest/search?jql=CustomerDB in dbValuesMatching("CustomerDB","847")&fields=customfield_10190
    • "The query reference 'CustomerDB' does not exist. Possible values are: []"

Here's the properties file:

database.driver=net.sourceforge.jtds.jdbc.Driver
database.user=...
database.password=...
database.connection.url=jdbc:jtds:sqlserver:....
cache.timeout=1
sql.query=select SERNUM, CUSTNAME, CUSTDES, SERN from dbo.SERNUMBERS LEFT JOIN CUSTOMERS ON SERNUMBERS.CUST=CUSTOMERS.CUST WHERE PART=5 ORDER BY SERNUM;
primarykey.column.number=3
rendering.viewpattern={0} (Customer {1} - {2})
rendering.editpattern={0} (Customer {1} - {2})
rendering.searchpattern={0} (Customer {1} - {2})
edit.type=0
search.type=0
jq1.1.query.reference=CustomerDB
jql.1.query=select SERNUM from dbo.SERNUMBERS WHERE SERN='QUERY_VALUE';

Any clue?

Thanks

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The plugin makes it so that there's apparently no way you can query any database field. You can only use the primary key of the DB like this:

/rest/api/2/search?jql=CustomerDB=23&fields=...

Does the JQL work if you type it in JIRA itself ? If not, then try to get that working first.

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