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Summary seach is not working as expected

Blommetje Jan 08, 2014


I have Jira OnDemand. I use search a lot but for finding the summary. For example i have issue "ev-NX30ZZ"

When is search for "ev-nx30" or "nx30" the issue is not found.

Is it possible to search in the Summary ONLY and use wildcards? I want this set as the default search function.


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Peter Van de Voorde Jan 08, 2014

Hi Maarten,

you can use the following JQL to search on the summary using wildcards :

summary ~ "%nx30%"

I don't think you can set the default search function.

Best regards,


BTW : men beste wensen voor 2014 :)

Blommetje Jan 08, 2014

Hi, yeah, I tried doing that but it seems like wildcards are not working. I can do this with the Basic Searcher and than add the Field 'Summary' and type "%nx30%" but it does not work. When I type the entire value, the issue is found.

Even in Advanced Mocde and typing the the string you posted it gives nothing. Is it possible Wildcards are turned off?

BTW: Jij ook een goed jaar!

Peter Van de Voorde Jan 08, 2014

And if you try "*nx30*" ?

Blommetje Jan 08, 2014

Nope, nothing. I get an error with your last suggestion. * is not allowed as first char for searches. Searching "%nx30*" also gives nothing. Is % a supoprted wildcard?

Peter Van de Voorde Jan 08, 2014

After some more research : no % isn't a supported wildcard, my mistake.

It seems to be a known issue that you can't start a text search with a wildcard, look here for the issue :

Could you try the following in advanced search : summary ~ "nx30*"

It's wierd that my local instance didn't give an error messages on the wildcards.

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