searching multi-select custom fields


I am trying to search issues, in which a (Query Issue) multi-select custom field contains (includes) a certain value.


The JQL query lists all the databases and three databases (db1, db2 and db3) are selected for a certain issue. Now I want to search all issues that have db1 in the databases field. How can I do it? "~" doesn't seem to work with QI-fields.

Thanks for any helps in advance! smile

2 answers

Hi PJ,

Yes, you are right operator "~" does not work for multi select fields.

You can use IN for multi select field for example, it will return all issues containing db1.

"database_cf" in (db1)


Thank you Taha! I have another question. I checked and you have to use the issue key in the search. Is there any way to save issue summary as the value instead of the key (or a concat of both)? If not, is there anyway to search via summary? We see the summary in the field values (view), but I don't know how to search it.

Example: db1 key is dbxxx01 and its summary is the ip address e.g. Is there a way to search for instead of dbxxx01? like "database_cf" in (

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