This page describes how to define and execute a basic search. You can also define and execute a search using the quick search or using JQL (advanced searching).

Screenshot: Basic search (click to view full size image)

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Performing a basic search

To perform a new basic search in JIRA:

  1. The issue navigator is displayed.
  2. Enter the criteria for the search. You can search against specific fields and/or search for specific text, as described below:
  3. The search results will automatically update, unless your administrator has disabled automatic updates of search results. If so, you need to click the Update button on the field dropdown after every change.

Saved search

Search results are saved as filters. For details, see Using Filters.

Screenshot: List of filters


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