Searching for an issue in Jira is very imprecise and time-consuming. And you would need a search per context (support board, custom board, billing board, ...) to search even more precisely and effectively. And searching over the whole text. Not only by words or beginning of words (like JQL).

What it does

With this plugin you get a Dashboard gadget that allows you to find processes very effectively and quickly. You set a filter as a subset of your processes once and define which fields should be searched and which should be displayed. Now you simply search for the processes in the respective context by entering text. A full-text search is used (in contrast to JQL). What advantage does the Search Gadget bring you? Convince yourself with the following Use Cases:

  • On the accounting board: Quickly find an invoice transaction in a specific project by the invoice number.
  • Customer calls - quickly find the customer by phone number or name.
  • Support board: Just find support ticket by customer e-mail, text or transaction key.

How we built it

We build this with atlassian connect and react. And with a super team!

Challenges we ran into

The full text search was a challenge because you had to find it very quickly and effectively. And we have not native java but only the existing REST APIs.

Accomplishments that we're proud of

Because of some API restrictions we found an effective way for searching fast in many issues.

What we learned

It was the first time with react in jira context. Wonderful framework for plugins!

What's next for Search Gadget for Jira

We want to include more searches outside of dashboard. Even replace the existing search across all issues.

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