wiki:TracQuery

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Trac Ticket Queries

In addition to reports, Trac provides support for custom ticket queries, used to display lists of tickets meeting a specified set of criteria.

To configure and execute a custom query, switch to the View Tickets module from the navigation bar, and select the Custom Query link.

Filters

When you first go to the query page the default filters will display all open tickets, or if you're logged in it will display open tickets assigned to you. Current filters can be removed by clicking the button to the right with the minus sign on the label. New filters are added from the pulldown list in the bottom-right corner of the filters box. Filters with either a text box or a pulldown menu of options can be added multiple times to perform an or of the criteria.

You can use the fields just below the filters box to group the results based on a field, or display the full description for each ticket.

Once you've edited your filters click the Update button to refresh your results.

Clicking on one of the query results will take you to that ticket. You can navigate through the results by clicking the Next Ticket or Previous Ticket links just below the main menu bar, or click the Back to Query link to return to the query page.

You can safely edit any of the tickets and continue to navigate through the results using the Next/Previous/Back? to Query links after saving your results. When you return to the query any tickets which was edited will be displayed with italicized text. If one of the tickets was edited such that it no longer matches the query criteria the text will also be greyed. Lastly, if a new ticket matching the query critera has been created, it will be shown in bold.

The query results can be refreshed and cleared of these status indicators by clicking the Update button again.

Saving Queries

While Trac does not yet allow saving a named query and somehow making it available in a navigable list, you can save references to queries in Wiki content, as described below.

You may want to save some queries so that you can come back to them later. You can do this by making a link to the query from any Wiki page.

[query:status=new|assigned|reopened&version=1.0 Active tickets against 1.0]

Which is displayed as:

Active tickets against 1.0

This uses a very simple query language to specify the criteria (see Query Language).

Alternatively, you can copy the query string of a query and paste that into the Wiki link, including the leading ? character:

[query:?status=new&status=assigned&status=reopened&group=owner Assigned tickets by owner]

Which is displayed as:

Assigned tickets by owner

Using the [[TicketQuery]] Macro

The [[TicketQuery]] macro lets you display lists of tickets matching certain criteria anywhere you can use WikiFormatting.

Example:

[[TicketQuery(version=1.0|2.0&resolution=duplicate)]]

This is displayed as:

#433
Change Language, Country and Keyboard-Layout at first boot
#449
All files should be owned by root, and writable by all
#463
Nice boot screen with Language option
#522
livedvd: update pgrouting script
#654
Marble: Wikipedia links need disambiguation
#767
geomajas: slightly longer startup delay needed
#778
regression test
#790
52N SOS doesn't have a stop icon
#891
docs: the sponsor pages are different between the different translations
#954
Geomajas fails to startup
#986
proposal for english documentation improvements
#1069
saga_gui.desktop is empty
#1094
pgRouting fails to load correctly
#1097
translate navigation bar
#1145
Remove privative libraries from Kosmo Desktop package
#1344
AtlasStyler : expired key in geopublishing.org's deb repo
#1349
qgis: sphinx tutorial build fails
#1403
uDig: crash when you click on the 'web' tab
#1429
Tilemill boot error message
#2051
review jupyter file
#2111
QGis 2.18 Plugins Broken
#2134
R version 0.7 demo

Just like the query: wiki links, the parameter of this macro expects a query string formatted according to the rules of the simple ticket query language.

A more compact representation without the ticket summaries is also available:

[[TicketQuery(version=1.0|2.0&resolution=duplicate, compact)]]

This is displayed as:

#433, #449, #463, #522, #654, #767, #778, #790, #891, #954, #986, #1069, #1094, #1097, #1145, #1344, #1349, #1403, #1429, #2051, #2111, #2134

Query Language

query: TracLinks and the [[TicketQuery]] macro both use a mini “query language” for specifying query filters. Basically, the filters are separate by ampersands (&). Each filter then consists of the ticket field name, an operator, and one or more values. More than one value are separated by a pipe (|), meaning that the filter matches any of the values.

The available operators are:

= the field content exactly matches the one of the values
~= the field content contains one or more of the values
^= the field content starts with one of the values
$= the field content ends with one of the values

All of these operators can also be negated:

!= the field content matches none of the values
!~= the field content does not contain any of the values
!^= the field content does not start with any of the values
!$= the field content does not end with any of the values

See also: TracTickets, TracReports, TracGuide