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can I do a "comment out" in a JQL statement

Can you make a comment out situation in a JQL string?   Like you can in html  <!-- text --> 



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Curious. What's the need for the comment out? I don't remember JQL having that feature.

Steven Behnke Community Leader Dec 10, 2015

I don't think it has a comment ability either, you're right. Sometimes it'd be nice to leave comments in a query though, just to be nice to others if a query is complex.

I need this in order to implement a hack to refresh a JIRA query in Google Data Studio.  I need some part of a JQL query string to change - without affecting its function, so that the sheet refreshes.

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any answer to this questions? I need to put a comment on a query to help me track time. 

I would love to have this feature as well.

Same here, hope they will have this feature similar to any other query command.

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Kevin He I'm New Here Sep 18, 2019

yes, I'm hoping for this feature avialabe soon, it will help me to trace my issues 

I really need something like this.


I'm the "go to guy" for JIRA queries in my company, so I get to make extremely complex filters. I'm talking things like nesting filters in filters 3-4 deep, with each filter full of nested "LinkedIssuesFromQuery" parameters. And I've actually run into the maximum number of parameters that I can put in just one filter.

So yea, Really Complex.


I've been trying to fake comments by putting in parameters that are really just comments. Stuff like " AND summary !~ "This part does blah, for this reason, on this date."


If there was actually a way to Comment, for real, in the jql, I would be so ecstatic.

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