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Search on Custom field Checkboxes not returning anything

I have created a new custom field type checkboxes named "Implementation Strategy" with a single option "Tactical". When trying to query for JIRA issues that do not have this Tactical value set up, nothing comes out as result of the filter.

I have tried:

- project = "ABC" and "Implementation Solution Checkbox" != Tactical

- project = "ABC" and "Implementation Solution Checkbox" is EMPTY

- project = "ABC" and ("Implementation Solution Checkbox" != Tactical or "Implementation Solution Checkbox" is EMPTY)

So far none worked.

Anyone knows what else could I try?



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Hi @Loretta Rehm 

After you created the new field, did you re-index your environment? 



Hi Dave, I can't do it as I'm on the test environment that is the same for the whole company (so I am advised to not re-index everything on my own). I will ask the team responsible for JIRA production management to deploy the new field and hopefully it will behave as expected. If not I will ask them to schedule a re-indexation of the environment.


@Loretta Rehm 

As soon as it is re-indexed the field should be searchable. 

You could re-index 1 project from project settings if you can't re-index the entire environment right now, that also should do the trick for that project at least.

Nevertheless, you will already know if that is the solution. 



I didn't knew I could re-index just for my project - thanks for the info!

Just did it and now it works! Thanks a lot.

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