The Search box functionality will help you quickly find the things of your interest and filter out unwanted tasks or Boxes. The search box operates in two modes:

    • Text search mode, which filters information based on the Jira summary field (Boxes and tasks)
    • JQL mode filters tasks using JQL queries

The search box is available in the following modules:

  • Gantt
  • Scope
  • Board
  • Risks
  • Resources
  • Teams

Go to the JQL Enhanced page to learn more about the BigPicture JQL commands.

Search modes

The text search is the default mode. To switch to a different mode, click the icon to switch between the  TEXT icon and JQL:

Text search

In most modules, you can use the text fields and the task key to locate your tasks. Available text fields depend on your connected tools (Trello, Jira, etc.). 

TXT search also applies to Basic Tasks

For example, the search will check the contents of all text fields of Jira issues, such as:

  • Key (TXT search will also go over the task key field)
  • summary
  • description
  • environment
  • comments
  • custom fields
    • free text field (unlimited text)
    • text field (<225 characters)
    • read-only text field

In the case of the Overview module, which shows Boxes, you can text search using:

  • Box Id,
  • Box Summary,
  • Box Description.

For example, the word 'project' is used in the description of two Boxes:

Text search limitations - use of square brackets

The text search does not support using square brackets - the Jira' text~' search applies limitations. 

JQL Search

Start typing in the search box to open the JQL drop-down, which will help you find the query. The icon will change its color to red if the JQL query you typed in is incorrect.

For example, to search for a task in the Done status category, type in the following JQL query: "statusCategory = Done".

 "The App does not support ORDER BY" JQL - therefore, it can't be executed. 

Applying Filters

You will see an orange dot on the filter icon when the filter is active.

Tasks that do not match the filter will be greyed out. This applies to parent tasks, so you can trace how lower-level tasks contribute to higher-level items.

Snipe to result (Gantt module)

Snipe to result allows you to highlight items matching the search query without filtering out non-matching items.

You can easily navigate between the results:

Hide parent tasks

Use this option to see only items that match the search terms.

Structure-changing functionalities (move up, move down, indent, outdent, drag-and-drop) are unavailable when filtering is active with the Hide parent tasks checkbox selected.

Deleting the search

To clear the search box, delete your search query, press the enter key, or click on the magnifying glass button.