Where is the "current" search (JQL) being stored?


I have the problem that a user did a JQL query that involved subqueries etc (linked issues...). Now that query is too complex an results in JIRA to stop corresponding.

Even after a restart, every time the user tries to search for issues (click on issues) the last search is being performed resulting in the same problem occurring again...

Is there anything in the DB or elsewhere that I can delete or would sth. like entering the following URL help?


Hope you get what I mean:-)


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Found a solution / SQL query that at least returs the current query:

  ps.propertyvalue, ee.name
  propertytext ps,
  external_entities ee,
  propertyentry pe
  ee.name like 'XXXX' and
  pe.property_key like 'user.search.jql' and
  /*ee.entitytype like 'com.atlassian.jira.user.OfbizExternalEntityStore' and*/
  ee.id = pe.entity_id and
  pe.id = ps.id;


Hi Christian,

Could you just let your user click on a favorite filter or go to a Project Overview and click for example on the All issues link?

That should clear the JQL.

Best regards,



Could it be stored here : public.searchrequest

I ask this based on this file : https://developer.atlassian.com/display/JIRADEV/Database+Schema

Best regards,


I cleared it using issues/?jql= but I'd still like to know where the current search is being stored...

The searchrequest table only stores filters not the current search request...

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