JQL Tricks Plugin

(6) 8201 downloads J-Tricks Project managementAvailable for JIRA 5.1 - 6.2.3 Vendor supported
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Extend JIRA's search capabilitites to a whole new level

A load of new JQL Functions

Enable for projects, restrict by groups and more

Function specific configurations

JQLT offers more than 50 useful JQL functions to make searching in JIRA easier than ever. Can't find one that suits you? We can help!

JQLT provides a list of global configuration options where you can restrict the functions to selected projects and for selected groups. You can also show optional warnings, configure caching etc.

To top the global configurations, you can restrict selected functions - either by project or by groups. And you can have function specific cache delay.

Pricing overview

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User reviews

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by Nicholas Muldoon on 12 Mar 2013
Super add-on! So many options with this add-on it is hard to know where to start so I wrote about how we are using JQL Tricks for managing Epics and dependencies between teams in GreenHopper: http://nicholasmuldoon.com/2013/02/visualising-epics-and-dependencies-in-jira-with-greenhopper-and-jql-tricks/ Cheers, Nick
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Vendor response

Thanks for the review and especially for the blog post!

by Fabian Meier on 11 Mar 2013
Great plugin, countless features that make your life and the life of your users easier! The developers are constantly adding more features and several of my requests have been implemented over the years. The only reason I cannot give four stars is that the memory leaks I have reported a while ago have not been addressed yet and therefore our JIRA instance runs out of memory ever now and then...
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Vendor response

Thanks for the review. We are trying our best to address issues with the big instances, especially for link functions. Few suggestions here.

We are working on more options.

by Nabeel Zafar on 22 Nov 2013
Any news on when this would be available for OnDemand customers? Thanks
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Vendor response

Hi, Unfortunately, that is not in our hands. Please vote on https://jira.atlassian.com/browse/AOD-4710
by Ingo Muschenetz on 07 Aug 2013
Great add-on with lots of interesting features. The only downside (which may be unavoidable) is that some queries take a while to complete, so it's worth trying to find alternate approaches to ask the same question. Highly recommended.
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More details

JQL Tricks plugin is a plugin which has a set of useful JQL Functions for JIRA 4.x+. Those include simple JQL functions to complex ones. For the exact number of functions available on each version, please see the function details in our website.

JQLT has the option to limit the plugin functionality to selected groups and/or limit the individual functions to selected projects.

The plugin also introduces a JQL cache of configurable delay for better performance. The default delay is 120 seconds. Check out http://jira.atlassian.com/browse/JRA-22256 for some background on that.

Please see the documentation for details.


See http://www.j-tricks.com/jqlt-license.html

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Release notes

version 5.3JIRA 5.1 - 6.2.3

New in this release

  • Better support for remote links - hasRemoteLinks function and the ability to search issues based on the actual link url.
  • Configurable option to show or hide warnings for project restrictions

Fixed in this release

  • License errors in logs


  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 JQL Tricks Plugin via search. Results include add-on versions compatible with your JIRA instance.
  5. Click Install to download and install your add-on.
  6. You're all set! Click Close in the Installed and ready to go dialog.

To find older JQL Tricks Plugin versions compatible with your instance, you can look through our version history page.

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