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Issues which includes unchecked item by JQL


I want to find issue which has more than one item and includes unchecked item by JQL:

Checklist IS NOT empty AND Checklist != allItemsChecked()

But it does not work well.

Is there any solution?

3 answers

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I had the same issue and this worked for me:


"Checklist" = "Foo" AND "Checklist" != "Bar"

Yves Riel _Okapya_ Marketplace Partner May 23, 2022

Hi @Phil Brosgol ,

We have added many new JQL functions since 2017. You can check our documentation for a list of all the functions and how to use them.



Hello Whyves,


When there are 3 issues:

Issue ZZZ-1


  • Foo (Checked)
  • Bar (Checked)

Issue ZZZ-2


  • Foo (Checked)
  • Bar (Unchecked)

Issue ZZZ-3

No checklist item


I want to get just only ZZZ-2.

But it returns ZZZ-2 and ZZZ-3.


It seems the query "Checklist IS NOT empty" matches ZZZ-3.

Is there a solution to exclude an issue which has no checklist item?

I use JIRA Software 7.2.6.


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Yves Riel _Okapya_ Marketplace Partner Mar 09, 2017


What are the problems you are seeing with the proposed JQL? Is it because it returns empty checklists?

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