YouTrack Server 2022.3 Help

Search

To find issues that are assigned to, commented by, reported by, or starred for you, select a predefined search option from the Issues menu in the application header:

Issues search menu

For all other searches, whether simple or very complex, enter a query. You can search for issues across the entire YouTrack server or in selected projects using a wide range of search criteria.

Use the search and filter options at the top of the Issues list to find issues in YouTrack.

Search and filter options in YouTrack Lite.

There are two different modes available for finding issues:

  • Query mode lets you search for issues that contain matching values for specified attributes and arbitrary strings of text.

  • Filter mode lets you filter the search results to show only issues that contain matching values in one or more custom fields.

Issues search menu

For all other searches, whether simple or very complex, enter a query. You can search for issues across the entire YouTrack server or in selected projects using a wide range of search criteria.

To get started, move the focus to the search box. If the focus is anywhere outside of the search box, just press Esc to move it back. Then, enter a search query.

search box with notes

Search Modes

There are basically two approaches you can take when searching for issues in YouTrack.

  • If you simply want to find an issue based on what is written in the issue summary or its description, you can use a text search. Text search lets you find issues that contain the specified word or phrase, or find only issues that contain exact matches for a specific string.

    To learn more, see Text Search.

  • If you want to search for issues with greater precision, you can specify filter criteria that return only issues that contain specific values for one or more issue attributes. For example, to find issues that were created within a specific timeframe, belong to a particular project, were reported by a certain user, and so on.

    We refer to queries that uses this syntax as attribute-based or structured search. To learn more, see Attribute-based Search.

You can use either of these approaches by themselves or in combination with one another — whichever method helps you find the issues you're looking for in the least amount of time.

Last modified: 29 November 2022