What is the meaning of the word "function" in JQL?

Hi Community, specially Atlassian:

I was trying some JQL search testing, without using the Groovy Script Runner. When I was trying to set some complex queries I found out that I might use the word "function". However, at the results there is a notification that mentions the following:

Error in the JQL Query: 'function' is a reserved JQL word. You must surround it in quotation marks to use it in a query

I'm quite curious about the word function in the JQL query search notation?


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Hi Darly,

it's just a reserved word from JIRA, see https://confluence.atlassian.com/display/JIRA051/Advanced+Searching#AdvancedSearching-ReservedWords

If you want any cool JQL functions you should use either JQLT plugin and/or ScriptRunner with scripted JQL functions.



But it mentions that you need to sorround the word with quotes. However, JQL is reading it as a field (which is not)

"function" is a reserved word which you should not use. I don't know what you have read about this but it is wrong.

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