Using Jira and creating issues is important, but being able to find and manage your issues is equally as critical. Jira offers two search options: basic search and advanced search. The basic search offers a user-friendly interface to help you define complex queries, whereas advanced search allows you to dive into the world of Jira Query Language (JQL) to refine your searches.
To get you started, here is our Jira for beginners How-To video guide to get you up and running and working in Jira Server, including how to use and switch between basic and advanced search, using list search results and saving and sharing your searches with filters.
#1 Use basic search in Jira
Here we cover searching for issues, specifically looking at the basic search option in Jira. Basic search provides several drop-downs to choose from when searching for issues in Jira–making it easy to find what you need. There are several default options and a more menu to offer more interface-based selections.
#2 Use basic JQL to search for issues in Jira
In Jira, the advanced search option allows you to complete a more detailed search using JIRA Query Language, or JQL. If you look on the Search page while in a basic search, you see the Advanced link next to the Search icon. If you click this link, you will see a field to add JQL. Let's explore some ways of using this more powerful search.
#3 View search results in Jira
Jira has two view for Search Results: List and Detail View. You can swap between these two views by clicking the Change view type menu and selecting either List View or Detail View. When you perform any kind of search, you will see the results in the last view you used. In this section, we discuss both list view and detail view and what you see with them in Jira.
#4 Save and share searches in Jira with issue filters
Once you complete a search in Jira, you may find that you want to save it. To save your search, you create a search filter. You can then share these filters with other Jira users. In this section, we cover creating, sharing, and managing your filters in Jira.
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