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Search Intent for JIRA

Search Intent provides a custom field called "SearchIntent" and a set of advanced JQL functions. Search Intent functions cater for use cases where the number of matched issues is large and performance is important.

Currently provided functions are:

  • parentsInQuery
  • parentsInFilter

These functions query all standard issue type issues and return matches as well as all their subtasks.

Put differently, whether a subtask is included in the result set is solely dependent on whether the parent matches the query, not of the subtask itself.

These functions can be useful in GreenHopper, e.g. to target standard issue types or specific assignees. In these cases subtasks often are expected to be included in the board, but given that they don't match the base query they won't show up by default.

How to use

The plugin creates a new custom field called "SearchIntent". Use this together with one of the provided functions to query issues

parentsInQuery Example


JQL: "issueType = Bug"


JQL: SearchIntent = parentsInQuery("issueType = Bug")

parentsInFilter Example


JQL: filter = "my named filter"


JQL: SearchIntent = parentsInFilter("my named filter")

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by Fabian Ehrentraud on 2015-01-23
Will this be updated for Jira 6.3?
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Version 1.0 JIRA Server 5.1 - 6.1.9 Released 2013-05-08


Final 1.0 version with parentsIn* functions


  1. Log into your JIRA instance as an admin.
  2. Click the admin dropdown and choose Add-ons. The Manage add-ons screen loads.
  3. Click Find new add-ons from the left-hand side of the page.
  4. Locate Search Intent for JIRA via search. Results include app versions compatible with your JIRA instance.
  5. Click Install to download and install your app.
  6. You're all set! Click Close in the Installed and ready to go dialog.

To find older Search Intent for JIRA versions compatible with your instance, you can look through our version history page.

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