The IssueZilla query form allows you to call up a subset of issues from a project's issue database. If you do not select an option, the designated default values are included in the query. Submitting a query without setting any options at all, for example, returns all project issues with a status of NEW, STARTED, or REOPENED. You can narrow query results by selecting options and/or entering information in the query form fields. You can save your results list in your bookmark file. You can also save your query configuration to reuse later.
The following fields aer available for narrowing the query results.
The second field enables you to look for two different email addresses. If you specify both, then only issues matching both are returned in your query results. For example, this is useful to find issues "created by Ralph" and "assigned to Fred."
You can also use the drop down menus to specify whether you want to match addresses by doing a substring match or exact match of a fully specified email address.
Those who prefer to devise their own query schemes beyond options provided in these from fields provided can set up Boolean chart queries.
Before submitting a query, you can select to sort by issue number, importance, or assignee. After you submitted a query during a IssueZilla login session, you have the option to "Reuse the same sort as last time."
Once you view the query results, clicking on any of the column headings will sort the displayed results within that column.
Using the links at the bottom of the query results page, you can also:
To add the target milestone for each issue to your query results -- and you should do so when a particular issue is slated for release --
The target milestone column will now included for all your subsequent queries because login sessions are cookie-based. You can unmark this checkbox or mark others at any time to change your customized query results.
Once you've set up a fairly complex query to ferret out certain issues, you can tell IssueZilla to "remember" your custom queries as a time saver. Using the options just above the Submit query button, you can save your most recent query under a unique name and reuse it anytime you are logged in to IssueZilla. You can also change and reset the default query that the query page loads during your login sessions.
To include your custom, named queries in the footer of the query page, click on the "Edit prefs" link on any of the IssueZilla pages and select the "Page footer link". All of your named queries have the option to be included on every page or only on the query page.
To view a list of project issues assigned to you, click the My Issues link in the Issue Tracking page.
Once you have invoked IssueZilla, you can also click the My issues link in the secondary Issue Tracking tool bar.
You have two options for viewing other project members' assigned issues:
You can also generate reports by user and create a page of project members listed by name, each with a link to their specific list of issues.
You can perform some searches that aren't supported by the query form by usine the issue list script to build queries based on the URL. You can add other criteria to these queries.
For example, if you wanted to see all issues reported against the X platform and assigned to user "jwz," you could ask for all issues assign to jwz, then edit the URL in the "Location" box, adding the clause "&rep_platform=X-Windows" to the URL.
Here is a list of some of the field names you could use for additional unsupported searches ...
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