Explain what is JQL (JIRA Query Language)? Interview Questions

JQL stands for JIRA Query Language. It’s the most flexible way to search for issues in JIRA and is for everyone: developers, testers, project managers, and even non-technical business users. This blog is intended to be a tutorial for those who have no experience with database queries as well as those who want faster access to information in JIRA. Basically, anyone who works in JIRA can benefit from a little JQL.

If you're a technical person/developer/dba who already knows SQL, you've got a leg up because Atlassian's implementation of JQL is very similar. The search box is even equipped with code hints and inline validation to make constructing queries easy.
To try out JQL in your JIRA instance, you can:

  • Click Issues > Search for issue
  • Click Edit (If you have a search in progress)
  • Click Advanced Searching

You can then type your queries directly into JIRA. For a complete reference, check out our help docs on advanced searching. I recommend bookmarking this link – I find myself returning to it often to look up obscure queries. The docs page has a lot of content, so it's helpful to do a "Ctrl/Cmd + F" so you can jump directly to a specific topic or keyword of interest.

To know more you can read Atlassian tech blog



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