Edit private queries

Once you have a well defined set of search parameters you may want to save them for future use. Saved queries can be used to generate reminders, keep you informed of progress on issues or to quickly access a specific issue configuration. You may have access to globally available saved queries or create your own.

Saving queries

To create a saved query access the Advanced queries page and define your search parameters (for more information see Advanced). Click the Save this query button. Stored queries are accessible through the Edit private queries link on the left navigation bar or in the drop down box on the query bar. The saved query drop box only appears if you have stored queries.

The Save this query screen is where you can give your saved query a unique identifier. Your query name should be short and descriptive. The Saved query name appears in the Query bar. You can add a description to further identify your query. The query description appears in the saved query list screen and can help users make a better determination of which query to use.

For example, you have defined several queries that search for issues that relate to the AIX operating system. One of your queries specifically look for all new high priority issues entered. A second query may search for all closed high priority issues. The first query is named AIXopen, the second AIXclosed. You can use the description field to remind yourself that these issues are specifically for high priority issues.

Before you can save your query you need to determine the availability. Your query can be available only to yourself by selecting "personal" from the drop down list. If you think your query is of value to all members of the project, you can select "global." If you do not have permission to create a global saved query, the query will be submitted to the administrator for approval (see Approval for further information on the approval process).

Click the Save button to complete the saving process.

Managing saved queries

The Stored query page is used to manage the saved queries. All queries that are available for this issue type appear in this table. Click on the name of the query to access the query edit screen. The location link will execute the query. Clicking on the name in the Initiated by field will provide an email form, using your browsers default email interface. You can also set a default query and subscribe (see below for more information).

You can use the buttons to affect multiple queries simultaneously. Use the checkboxes to select the queries you would like to affect.