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Why does "was in"-function not work for assignee anymore? Edited

Hey guys,

I'm having trouble with some jql-filters since friday. They contain the function assignee was in (membersOf("")) and it provides an invalid value since friday. Worked out fine before and I tried with other groups, still same problem.

Is this a temporary problem? Is there a fix for it?

Or any ideas how to change my jql to get tickets which were assingned to a member of a specific group?

Here the error message:
A value provided by the function 'membersOf' is invalid for the field 'assignee'.

Thank you very much!

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Pavel Junek Community Leader Mar 01, 2021

Hi @Trabaldo Lena_ Emanuela,

Welcome to Atlassian Community!

Can you please write the error that Jira is showing you?

For me it works e.g.:

project = "Test project" and assignee was in (membersOf("jira-administrators"))

The group you are looking for may have been deleted.


Hi Pavel,

I've added it to my post.

Also I tried with assignee in membersOf("") and it worked with that group.

Thank you!

Pavel Junek Community Leader Mar 01, 2021

Ah, thank you for adding the information :-).

It's weird behavior. It occurs to me that this may be related to this error: (The commentary says: Affects also JIRA server...)

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Daniel Ebers Community Leader Mar 05, 2021

Earlier this year we came across exactly this.
It turned out to be:

It started to fail when a specific users was inactivated - until this is not the case the query works but then breaks.

A colleague mentioned that the operator is not supported as per documentation:

So, in summary - yes, it works but it is not considered "reliable".


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