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Searching for text that forms part of a word


I want to search for Issues where someone has added an order number to the text in title or description etc.

All our order numbers start with "RITM" - for example "RITM1234567".

However when I try searching using the following JQL:

Text ~ RITM

The search only returns Issues where the standalone work 'RITM' exists, not where the letters 'RITM' for part of a longer piece of text - e.g. RITM1234567

Is there an out of the box way to get Jira to return a search for Issues that contain the letters 'RITM' as part of a longer string of text?


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Brant Schroeder
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Apr 06, 2023

@Adam Taylor 

The contains function is what you will need to use.  It will return what you want and most likely more. 


  • Find all issues where the Summary contains the word "win" (or simple derivatives of that word, such as "wins"):

    summary ~ win
  • Find all issues where the Summary contains a wild-card match for the word "win":

    summary ~ "win*"
  • Find all issues where the Summary contains the word "issue" and the word "collector":

    summary ~ "issue collector"
  • Find all issues where the Summary contains the exact phrase "full screen" (see Search syntax for text fields for details on how to escape quote-marks and other special characters):

    summary ~ "\"full screen\""
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Bill Sheboy
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Apr 06, 2023

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