How do I search JIRA (bug tracker) for my comments?

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Lady_G
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How do I search JIRA (bug tracker) for my comments?

Post by Lady_G » Tue Nov 17, 2015 2:37 am

I would like to find a comment I made in JIRA. I did not report the bug, so I can only search on comment fields owned by me.

How can this be done using the JQL syntax? A google search suggests that a plugin is needed.

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issueFunction in commented("by Lady_G")
Results in "Field 'issueFunction' does not exist or you do not have permission to view it.", so I think there is no plugin.

Is searching for my comments possible in JIRA?

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Re: How do I search JIRA (bug tracker) for my comments?

Post by DavidIQ » Tue Nov 17, 2015 3:05 pm

What plugin is needed?
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Re: How do I search JIRA (bug tracker) for my comments?

Post by Lady_G » Tue Nov 17, 2015 11:01 pm

From this Altassian discussion: How can I filter for all issues where I have commented?

The recommended plugin is ScriptRunner for JIRA, but it is not free and might not work (as of August 20, 2013).

Also recommended is a free add-on: AM Utils, which has a "My commented issues" JQL function.

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Re: How do I search JIRA (bug tracker) for my comments?

Post by DavidIQ » Wed Nov 18, 2015 1:27 pm

Installed the AM Utils one. Give it a try now, although a reindexing is in progress so searches might be a little slow right now.
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Re: How do I search JIRA (bug tracker) for my comments?

Post by Lady_G » Thu Nov 19, 2015 1:37 am

It works, thank you. The documentation wiki provides the syntax, but no examples are provided. I was able to find an example elsewhere.

There are 2 functions. The first function, "commentedIssues(?)", will find your own comments. You must be logged in to use this function. To capture all of my comments in JIRA, I picked an arbitrarily long duration of 2000 days.

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issue in commentedIssues("2000d")
The second function, "userCommentedIssues(?1, ?2)", will find the comments of any user. You do not need to be logged in to use this function.

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issue in userCommentedIssues("Lady_G", "2000d")
I can now use JQL to further refine my search. This query will find my comments containing the text "bug":

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issue in userCommentedIssues("Lady_G", "2000d") AND comment ~"bug"
The functions appear in the JQL auto-complete search. Type "issue in" and the functions will appear in the context sensitive drop-down list.

I had some difficulty with my browser. First, I needed to enable cookies for tracker.phpbb.com or I would get a server error. I had already whitelisted phpbb.com, but I needed to add tracker.phpbb.com.

Next, I need to do a page reload when entering a new query or hitting the "back" button in my browser. I don't need to do this every time, but a page reload will fix this error:
Error occurred communicating with the server. Please reload the page and try again.

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