Is there a plugin that allows regex in searches?

JIRA has very poor searching and filtering capability. For instance, you cannot search the Summary field or Description field for:

· * Case sensitivity. All searches are case insensitive.

· * Position of a word or phrase in the text field.

· * Starts with ...

· * Ends with …

· * Repeated patterns.

· * Special character recognition and escaping special characters does not work right.

The jira-plugin-pack plugin is unstable and unsupported, so we can't use it. Does anyone know of a similar plugin that allows regex in searches or have a different solution? We are using JIRA 4.4. Is this resolved in version 5.x?

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I dont know any plugins that can do regex but if you find one take a look at the following.

1. Forward Compatibility (Allow you to upgrade without issues)

2. Reasonable ammount of downloads (People are using it)

3. Version History (Make sure is not new)

Sounds like you have been bitten recently Louis, from your other answer too. I totally agree with you, but these caveats are always true. There are other questions specifically about why you shouldn't install plugins.

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You could try issueFieldMatch in the script runner plugin.

Only supports jira 5.1+ though.

Thanks for this and it sounds like we need to upgrade. Do you (or anyone else) know of a plugin other than the ira-plugin-pack plugin that allows regex searches in 4.4?


Thank you, kind sirs!

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