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 which, as the name suggests, filters information using JQL queries (tasks only)

The search box is available in the following modules:

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

To learn more about the BigPicture JQL commands, go to the JQL Enhanced page.

Search modes

The text search is the default mode. To switch to a different mode, click the  ABC (or TXT) icon or JQL icon found in the search box:

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 applies also to Basic Tasks

For example, the search will check 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 use of square brackets is not supported by the text search - limitations of Jira 'text~' search apply. 

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".

 "ORDER BY" JQL is not supported by the App - therefore, it can’t be executed. 

Applying Filters

When the filter is active, you will see an orange dot on the filter icon.

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.

Deleting the search

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