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Extended AearchSearch allows you to search through your Jira instance using JQL with additional functions. There are many occasions when standard Jira search is too limiting. Follow the next section to learn how to use Extended search.

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  1. Go to main Jira page and nagivate to Apps → JQL Search Extensions

  2. In the Extended search screen In the top bar in Jira, select Apps>JQL Search Extensions. The Extended Search page is displayed in a new tab.

  3. In the query input field, type a JQL query and press Searchor hit Enter.

You can use additional functions provided by JQL Search Extensions. For example, to find all issues with a summary starting with “Hello”, type issue in wildcardMatch(“summary”, “Hello*”)"summary", "Hello*").


Using the results in Jira search

You can save your Extended JQL Search query as a Jira filter. After you perform your search, clickSave the query as a filterbutton actives after you perform a search.

Read See Extended Search filters to learn more about Extended search using and sharing filters.

JQL functions

Here is a full list of JQL functions and aliaseskeywords that you can use in Extended Search.

Permissions and feature availability


JQL Search Extensions The Extended Search screen page is a available through the global permission that controls a the visibility of Extended search Search feature. By defaults default, this permission is granted to all Jira users.