The first step in searching for issues is to define the criteria for your new search. You can define your search criteria in three different ways: using the quick search, using the basic search or using the advanced search.
If you have saved a search previously (i.e. as a filter) and want to run it again, you can run the filter to load the saved search criteria.
The quick search is the fastest way to define search criteria. However, it is less precise than other search methods for complex queries (e.g.
For instructions, see Using Quick Search.
The basic search is more precise than the quick search, but easier to use than the advanced search. It provides a user-friendly interface that lets you define complex queries, without needing to know how to use JQL
For instructions, see Basic Searching.
The advanced search is the most powerful of the three search methods. You can specify criteria that cannot be defined in the other searchs (e.g.
For instructions, see Advanced Searching.
Once you have defined and run your search, you can optionally modify the search results. JIRA lets you change the sort order of the search results, as well as action each of the individual issues.
For instructions, see Using the Issue Navigator.
Screenshot: Example search results in the issue navigator
To run your search again in future, save your search as a filter. Simply click Save as and enter a name for the filter. The filter is created and added to your favorite filters.
For more information, see Using Filters.
You can export or share the search results in a number of different formats. Search results can be shared via email or RSS. You can export the search results to a number of formats (e.g. Microsoft Excel). You can also display the search results on your dashboard as a list or a chart.
For more information, see Working with Search Result Data.