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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.


When you first go to the query page the default filter will display tickets relevant to you:

  • If logged in then all open tickets it will display open tickets assigned to you.
  • If not logged in but you have specified a name or email address in the preferences then it will display all open tickets where your email (or name if email not defined) is in the CC list.
  • If not logged and no name/email defined in the preferences then all open issues are displayed.

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 lists at the bottom corners of the filters box ('And' conditions on the left, 'Or' conditions on the right). 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 were 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 criteria 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

Trac allows you to save the query as a named query accessible from the reports module. To save a query ensure that you have Updated the view and then click the Save query button displayed beneath the results. You can also save references to queries in Wiki content, as described below.

Note: one way to easily build queries like the ones below, you can build and test the queries in the Custom report module and when ready - click Save query. This will build the query string for you. All you need to do is remove the extra line breaks.

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.



This is displayed as:

Poor internet access in Convention Room 2
[ #9750] Convention 1 Wifi is barely 11 mb/sec......
Poor connectivity in Convention2 and 3
Bad access point in Convention 3
[Fwd: Problem: No IP Address]
looks like an AP is misconfig'd?
Re: [79attendees] Problems with ietf-hotel network
Re: [79attendees] Problems with ietf-hotel network
Re: [79attendees] Problems with ietf-hotel network
Audio stream not working in Valley Ballroom A (Transport Area Working Group)
Re: can't reach AS2518
Re: can't reach AS2518
no audio in IPPM / room 253
Opnieuw te bevestigen Internetbankieren Identity
Re: Fwd: Remote participation
#467 (and others?)
Fwd: [ #49828] media stream
Re: IETF 85 - Room 305
Re: IETF 85 - Room 305
Re: ipv6 routing up yet?
1x troubles (fwd)
Broken wired in my room (2433)
No DHCP lease from Tower2 guest room wired connection
Fwd: [ #54682] low audio from Caribbean IV / SIDR
ietf-hotel connection heavy packet losses from the hotel room
trans wg in far east has no working audio
Packet loss on ietf-hotel
Packet loss on ietf-hotel
room network troubles (bad wireless; wired not working at all)
Wireless Issues - Room 3055
Is ietf-hotel stable yet?
IETF Hotel connection is slow and drops frequently
FYI - ietf-hotel very slow in Hilton Prague room 5014
hotel wireless issue
Hotelroom wireless performance issue
Hotel network
Spotty Connection
ietf-hotel network
Re: [93attendees] Fwd: Ethernet cable?
Nexus 10 DNS loss on ietf-hotel
Problem with Wifi access ietf-hotel in my Hilton room 6098
Network keeps failing
Significant packet loss on ietf-hotel SSID on L2
hilton guest room problem
room 5083 not wired ?
(new and continued) issues on ietf-hotel
Room wifi
ietf-hotel, public communication
6th floor at the Hilton
ietf-nat64 does not work on Pixel 2
Having problems with nat64 SSID
ietf-NAT64 no route

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=0.6|0.7&resolution=duplicate, compact)]]

This is displayed as:

#14, #16, #30, #47, #88, #176, #243, #244, #245, #303, #343, #344, #446, #451, #466, #467, #504, #526, #528, #538, #565, #572, #573, #583, #867, #907, #914, #916, #925, #927, #928, #929, #931, #932, #933, #934, #935, #936, #937, #939, #941, #942, #949, #961, #963, #965, #966, #969, #975, #978, #1171, #1179, #1186

Finally if you wish to receive only the number of defects that match the query using the count parameter.

[[TicketQuery(version=0.6|0.7&resolution=duplicate, count)]]

This is displayed as:


Customizing the table format

You can also customize the columns displayed in the table format (format=table) by using col=<field> - you can specify multiple fields and what order they are displayed by placing pipes (|) between the columns like below:


This is displayed as:

Results (1 - 3 of 827)

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11
Ticket Resolution Summary Owner Reporter
#1235 fixed WiFi hole in front of Duluth panda@… jclarke@…
#1234 wontfix power adapter 12V to use for a few hours Rick Alfvin jordi.palet@…
#1233 worksforme Ninth floor IETF-Hotel Wireless Network Clemens Schrimpe twinters@…
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11

Full rows

In table format you can also have full rows by using rows=<field> like below:


This is displayed as:

Results (1 - 3 of 827)

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11
Ticket Resolution Summary Owner Reporter
#1235 fixed WiFi hole in front of Duluth panda@… jclarke@…

It has been reported by Randy and Jen Linkova that there is a wifi hole where all SSIDs are lacking in front of the furthest door in front of Duluth.

#1234 wontfix power adapter 12V to use for a few hours Rick Alfvin jordi.palet@…

Not sure if this is the best place to ask, but I guess the NOC has lots of power devices ...

I need to do some work in the terminal room with a device that has a 12 V Jack (2.5 mm, center positive). It consumes a bit less than 1 Amp.

I did the mistake of bringing my own power adapter, but didn't realized that is only 220VAC 50 Hz.

Just wondering if you have an alternative 12V adapter with the 2.5 mm jack (center positive).

Another alternative is using a small 110 to 220VAC converter, but not sure how my adapter will react having 60Hz instead of 50 ...

I'm in the terminal room, but can go to the NOC or whatever place is needed to pick up anything available.


#1233 worksforme Ninth floor IETF-Hotel Wireless Network Clemens Schrimpe twinters@…

I'm unable to join ietf-hotel from my MacBook Pro on the ninth floor.  My
iPhone 8 is able to join the network, but I haven't been able to get to
join.    I'm able to get the Fairmount Wireless, is there a difference
between that and the IETF network?

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Query Language

query: TracLinks and the [[TicketQuery]] macro both use a mini “query language” for specifying query filters. Basically, the filters are separated 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. To include a litteral & or | in a value, escape the character with a backslash (\).

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

The date fields created and modified can be constrained by using the = operator and specifying a value containing two dates separated by two dots (..). Either end of the date range can be left empty, meaning that the corresponding end of the range is open. The date parser understands a few natural date specifications like "3 weeks ago", "last month" and "now", as well as Bugzilla-style date specifications like "1d", "2w", "3m" or "4y" for 1 day, 2 weeks, 3 months and 4 years, respectively. Spaces in date specifications can be left out to avoid having to quote the query string.

created=2007-01-01..2008-01-01 query tickets created in 2007
created=lastmonth..thismonth query tickets created during the previous month
modified=1weekago.. query tickets that have been modified in the last week
modified=..30daysago query tickets that have been inactive for the last 30 days

See also: TracTickets, TracReports, TracGuide