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Search for issues with comments by user and text

I'm searching for all Jira issues with comments written by a given user and containing some given text.

I'm already aware of how I can search for issues with comments by a given user, for example:

issueFunction in commented("by")

or, if looking for my comments,

issueFunction in commented("by currentUser()")

But I'd like to specifically filter by comments satisfying both conditions: author and content. How can I achieve this?

Queries like

issueFunction in commented("by") and comment ~ 'text'

of course don't satisfy my requirement.

Thanks in advance!

3 answers

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Hi @luca-pittino  and @Björn_Schotte 

I had tried this jql and get my favorite result

Comment ~ "\"text\"" and issuefunction in commented (" by")

Hi @Ashkan Malekly, I guess your case was a lucky combination :)

Your suggestion is basically the last query I wrote in my question above, with the difference you're searching `"text"` (quotes included).

My problem is that I need to match isses having single comments satisfying both conditions A and B, but I can only get issues with some comment satisfying A and some other comment satisfying B.

Hii @luca-pittino  

No in my code include ( \ ) this is important.

this is yours:          comment ~ 'text'

And this is mine :  comment ~ "\"text\""

Like Vera Dukic likes this

Sorry @Ashkan Malekly, I think I've been mislead by the fact that even using quotes I still got many results with comments not matching both conditions (false positives)..

Actually though, the amount of results with and without quotes is different (e.g. ~70 and ~120 respectively).

Maybe something related to Jira app version? I'm using Jira Server 7.1.4, maybe on later versions they did some improvements?

@luca-pittino  could you tell me the username and comment? I think you miss somewhere in the code. I want to implement your username and comment in my code give you back and please put it in your search bar. Thanks 

Does anyone know if there is a way to display the comment text in the results?

Like Pavel Melik likes this

It is necessary to search for text in the comment of a specific user.  i can't find a solution to such a problem in JQL.

issueFunction in commented("by user") AND comment ~ 'text'
- not satisfied with the results.


I want to have something like (fantasizing):

comment ~ 'text' ("by user")    //OR//   issueFunction in commented("by user  / text ~ blabla ")


it's complicate to manage some special chars for your condition  'comment ~' (escape with '\' or '\\' )

you have to escape the special chars ex:

Hi Luca,

I do have similar problems. Did you solve the issue?

Not with a query unfortunately, nor with Jira filters.
I guess a search with similar expressiveness is unsupported at the moment.

In my case I searched by text, as I got the fewest results, and then manually checked the text occurrences and saw who the comment author was.

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