YouTrack Standalone 7.0 Help

Search for Issues over Jabber

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With YouTrack, you can not only get notifications from YouTrack in your Jabber client, but also interact with YouTrack with direct messages. When you enter a search query in your Jabber client, it returns a list of issues that match your query.


The feature that lets you interact with YouTrack in this manner is called the Jabber Bot.


Before you can use this feature, an administrator must enable Jabber notifications for your YouTrack instance and enable the Jabber bot. For setup instructions, see Enable Notifications over Jabber.

Add your Jabber Account to YouTrack

To enable personal notifications in your Jabber client and use the Jabber Bot to interact with YouTrack, you need to add your Jabber account to YouTrack.

To add your Jabber account:

  1. Access your Profile page in YouTrack (click your avatar and select Profile).
  2. In the input field for Jabber, enter the username of your Jabber account.
  3. To confirm the setup, click the Send test jabber message link.

    — A test message is sent from the Jabber Bot account to your user account in the Jabber client application.

  4. Click the Save button.
    • The Jabber account is saved in your user profile.
    • You can now receive notifications in the Jabber client for updates to issue in YouTrack.
    • You can search for issues by entering a search query in a direct message with the Jabber Bot.

    — The Jabber account is saved in your user profile.

  5. Select the Filters and Notifications tab and configure the notifications you want to receive in Jabber.

Search for Issues

To search for issues in Jabber, enter a slash followed by the search query. For example, to get a list of issues, enter

/for: me project: TST #{In Progress}.

To see the description for a single issue, enter a slash followed by the issue ID.

Additional Commands

/statJabber Bot sends the current usage statistics for your YouTrack server.
/helpJabber Bot sends hints for command syntax and search queries.
Last modified: 2 February 2017