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Search by attachment name


Is it possible in any way to be able to search attachment names, like for example "project = Testing AND attachmentname IN "Tech" "

I've noticed that it is not possible out of the box. Is that because Jira tracks attachment relations to issues in a separate table which is not search-indexed?

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Ok, just how I imagined it to be. Thanks for that link. I found this plug that, according to the comments, seem to work with Jira 4.4

Glad you found out the plugin. I convert the comment to an answer, so if it works you can mark it.


Hey All!

You can try Find Attachments for Jira Cloud. It allows you to search for attachments by file name, file format, and uploader in issues.

It's very quick and easy to use to find attachments in your Jira tasks.

Feel free to reach me at, if you have any questions or feedback.


Sincerely, Vadim

Can anyone provide a useful answer that does not rely on plugins or administrative or SQL database access that most users simply will not have? 

Have u found any solution ?

Hi Jurgen, my solution was to stop using Atlassian products.

For me and my clients buying yet another plug-in is just not a workable solution. This is Atlassian's answer for far too many fundamental issues that go unaddressed for years.

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Can I ask what alternate solution do your organization selected over atlassian Jira?

We are having the same never ending problems in which there is no simple solution,

plus plugin instalation is not allowed in organization.

Check this add-on :

It can do following queries:

  • issue in havingAttachments()
  • issue in havingAttachments("search text")
  • issue in havingAttachments("type:pdf")
  • issue in havingAttachments("name:workflow type:png")
  • any mix of above

It can search across pdf, office docs (ms/open/libe) and so on - it uses extractors for this formats.

We have added UI support for Craftware JIRA Search Attachment.

Check out our guide on How to search attachments by filename or extension at if you are interested.

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Thomas Schlegel Community Leader May 08, 2012
Hi, there is a plugin for that: Best regards Thomas


It's not possible on JQL query, but I found this documentation that explains how to do it in a SQL query, not sure if that will be what you need.

Do you have Oracle query samples anywhere?

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