If you just put a word or series of words in the search box,
Bugzilla will search the
and Comment fields for your word or words.
Typing just a number in the search box will take
you directly to the bug with that ID. Also, just typing the
alias of a bug will take you to that bug.
Adding more terms narrows down the search, it does not
expand it. (In other words, Bugzilla searches for
bugs that match all your criteria, not
bugs that match any of your criteria.)
Searching is case-insensitive. So table,
Table, and TABLE are all the same.
Bugzilla does not just search for the exact word you put in,
but also for any word that contains that word.
So, for example, searching for "cat" would also find bugs
that contain it as part of other words—for example, a bug
mentioning "catch" or "certificate". It
will not find partial words in the Comment
or Keywords fields,
though—only full words are matched, there.
By default, only open bugs are
searched. If you want to know how to also search closed bugs,
see the Advanced Shortcuts section.
If you want to search specific fields, you do it like
field:value, where field is one of the
field names lower down in this
document and value is the value you want to search for
in that field. If you put commas in the value, then it is
interpreted as a list of values, and bugs that match
any of those values will be searched for.
All open bugs where userA@company.com is in the CC list
(no need to mention open bugs, this is the default): cc:userA@company.com
All unconfirmed bugs in product productA (putting the
bug status at the first position make it being automagically
considered as a bug status): UNCONFIRMED product:productA
All open and closed bugs reported by userB@company.com
(we must specify ALL as the first word, else only open bugs
are taken into account): ALL reporter:userB@company.com
All open bugs with severity blocker or critical with the
target milestone set to 2.5: severity:blocker,critical milestone:2.5
All open bugs in the component Research & Development
with priority P1 or P2 (we must use quotes for the component as its name
contains whitespaces): component:"Research & Development" priority:P1,P2
Fields You Can Search On
You can specify any of these fields like field:value
in the search box, to search on them. You can also abbreviate
the field name, as long as your abbreviation matches only one field name.
So, for example, searching on stat:VERIFIED will find all
bugs in the VERIFIED status. Some fields have
multiple names, and you can use any of those names to search for them.
For custom fields, they can be used and abbreviated
based on the part of their name after the cf_
if you'd like, in addition to their standard name starting with
cf_. So for example,
cf_server_os can be
referred to as
also. However, if this causes a conflict between the standard
Bugzilla field names and the custom field names, the
standard field names always take precedence.
Field Name(s) For Search
Assignee Real Name
Attachment mime type
Customer defect ID
Customer Target Phase
Customer Target Release
Days since bug changed
QA Contact Real Name
Reporter Real Name
Time Since Assignee Touched
If you want to search for a phrase or something that
contains spaces, commas, colons or quotes, you must put it in quotes, like:
"yes, this is a phrase". You must also use quotes to search for
characters that would otherwise be interpreted specially by quicksearch.
For example, "this|that" would search for the literal string
this|that and would not be parsed as "this OR that".
Also, "-field:value" would search for the literal phrase
-field:value and would not be parsed as
You can use AND, NOT,
and OR in searches.
You can also use - to mean "NOT", and | to mean "OR".
There is no special character for "AND", because by default any search
terms that are separated by a space are joined by an "AND".
Use -summary:foo to exclude
bugs with foo in the summary. NOT summary:foo would have the same effect.
AND: foo bar searches for bugs that contains
both foo and bar. foo AND bar would have the same effect.
OR: foo|bar would search
for bugs that contain foo OR bar. foo OR bar would have the same effect.
You cannot use | nor OR to enumerate possible values for a given field.
You must use commas instead. So field:value1,value2 does what
you expect, but field:value1|value2 would be treated as
field:value1 OR value2, which means value2 is not bound to
the given field.
OR has higher precedence than AND; AND is the top level operation.
Searching for url|location bar|field -focus means
(url OR location) AND (bar OR
field) AND (NOT focus)
The default operator, colon (:), performs a substring
match of the value. The following operators are supported:
: (substring): summary:foo will search for bugs
where the summary contains foo.
= (equals): summary=foo will search for bugs
where the summary is exactly foo.
!= (notequals): summary!=foo will search for bugs
where the summary is not foo.
> (greaterthan): creation_ts>-2w will search for bugs
where that were created between two weeks ago and now, excluding bugs exactly two weeks old.
>= (greaterthaneq): creation_ts>=-2w will search for bugs
where that were created between two weeks ago and now, including bugs exactly two weeks old.
< (lessthan): creation_ts<-2w will search for bugs
where that were created more than two weeks ago, excluding bugs exactly two weeks old.
<= (lessthaneq): creation_ts<=-2w will search for bugs
where that were created more than two weeks ago, including bugs exactly two weeks old.
In addition to using field names to search
specific fields, there are certain characters or words that you can
use as a "shortcut" for searching certain fields:
Make the first word of your search the name of any
status, or even an abbreviation of any status, and bugs
in that status will be searched. ALL
is a special shortcut that means "all statuses".
OPEN is a special shortcut that means
"all open statuses".
Make the first word of your search the name of any
resolution, or even an abbreviation of any resolution, and
bugs with that resolution will be searched. For example,
making FIX the first word of your search will find all
bugs with a resolution of FIXED .
"P1" (as a word anywhere in
the search) means "find bugs with the highest priority.
"P2" means the second-highest priority, and so on.
Searching for "P1-3" will find bugs in
any of the three highest priorities, and so on.
Examples of Complex Queries
It is pretty easy to write rather complex queries without too much effort.
For very complex queries, you have to use the
Advanced Search form.
All bugs reported by userA@company.com or assigned to them
(the initial @ is a shortcut for the assignee, see the
Advanced Shortcuts section above): ALL @userA@company.com OR reporter:userA@company.com
All open bugs in product productA with either severity
blocker, critical or major, or with priority P1, or with the blocker+
flag set, and which are neither assigned to userB@company.com nor to
userC@company.com (we make the assumption that there are only two users
matching userB and userC, else we would write the whole login name): :productA sev:blocker,critical,major OR pri:P1 OR flag:blocker+ -assign:userB,userC
All FIXED bugs with the blocker+ flag set, but without
the approval+ nor approval? flags set: FIXED flag:blocker+ -flag:approval+ -flag:approval?
Bugs with That's a "unusual" issue in the
bug summary (double quotes are escaped using \"): summary:"That's a \"unusual\" issue"