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Improved Search for Jira Core, Software and Servicedesk

Improved Search for Jira replaces the existing search box at the top right of your Jira screen with a new search box. Using Improved Search for Jira you'll be able to find issues more reliably and use some of the functionalities of JQL without having to know JQL.

Learn how to set up Improved Search for Jira or read how to get started.


  • Accurate Search Results
    Get more accurate search results with the new search method.

  • Wildcard Search
    Add wildcards at the start of keywords or enable "Always wildcard" to add wildcards to all the keywords you're searching for.

  • Synonym Search
    Associate keywords to create synonyms and get search results for all specified keywords when searching for one of the associated keywords.

  • Find all project issues
    Retrieve all issues of a given project by entering the project key.

  • Jump directly to issues
    Enter a issue key and navigate to the issue directly as you're used to.

  • Limit results to a project
    Only find search results of a specific project.

  • Quoted Phrase Search
    Put your query inside quotes to only find results for the exact quoted phrase.


Your queries are automatically separated in loose keywords for more accurate search results when searching across different field

Add your own synonyms and search for interchangeable terms with ease

Search for exact matches for your queries using quoted phrase search

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