VersionMatches() JQL Help

Hello all,

I'm working to develop a single query that allows me to pull all 8 projects at one time and I'm using Version Matches. Currently we have it developed to be fixVersion in versionMatches(".*23/2013\\)") but the final would look like this

Currently the projects are listed as this 2.4.1(5/23/13)


The question I'm wondering is it possible to develop something that would go Month/Day/Year and I could only ask for Version Matches to be asking for the Month/Year? Or is that not possible? What I'm getting at is that could it be like above but have it skip over the day section?

Thank you!

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Figured I'd post this for others who may run into the same problems I did

Hi Justin,

Well your month is 5 not May and the year is 13 not 2013 so the regex pattern needs to be like


Cheers, Udo

Hi Udo,

So when I copied it over what you provided me(By the way thank you very much for the help) it provided an error saying that the \ was an illegal JQL escape sequence. Is it due to me copying it over?



Hi Justin,

try and put it in quotes


Cheers, Udo

Hi Udo,

I tried that and still got the same issue as well. It seems to be having an issue when it comes to the \/ section as well as the \ before the parenthesis

Hi Justin,

yeah, seems to be a genaral problem escaping characters. See


Hi Udo,

So when I copied over after the 1 it came up with an error stating that \ is an illegal JQL escape sequence. Is it something that's happening from me copying it over?



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