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Search Query Grammar

This page provides a BNF description of the YouTrack search query grammar.

Grammar

<SearchRequest> ::= <OrExpression> <OrExpession> ::= <AndExpression> ('or' <AndExpression>)* <AndExpression> ::= <AndOperand> ('and' <AndOperand>)* <AndOperand> ::= '('<OrExpression>? ')' | Term <Term> ::= <TermItem>* <TermItem> ::= <QuotedText> | <NegativeText> | <PositiveSingleValue> | <NegativeSingleValue> | <Sort> | <Has> | <CategorizedFilter> | <Text> <CategorizedFilter> ::= <Attribute> ':' <AttributeFilter> (',' <AttributeFilter>)* <Attribute> ::= <name of issue field> <AttributeFilter> ::= ('-'? <Value> ) | ('-'? <ValueRange>) | <LinkedIssuesQuery> <LinkedIssuesQuery> ::= ( <OrExpression> ) <ValueRange> ::= <Value> '..' <Value> <PositiveSingleValue> ::= '#'<SingleValue> <NegativeSingleValue> ::= '-'<SingleValue> <SingleValue> ::= <Value> <Sort> ::= 'sort by:' <SortField> (',' <SortField>)* <SortField> ::= <SortAttribute> ('asc' | 'desc')? <Has> ::= 'has:' <Attribute> (',' <Attribute>)* <QuotedText> ::= '"' <text without quotes> '"' <NegativeText> ::= '-' <QuotedText> <Text> ::= <text without parentheses> <Value> ::= <ComplexValue> | <SimpleValue> <SimpleValue> ::= <value without spaces> <ComplexValue> ::= '{' <value (can have spaces)> '}'

Grammar is case-insensitive.

Last modified: 14 July 2022