how do i find bugs where QA Contact is not set?

David Miller justdave at
Tue Oct 12 23:03:37 UTC 2004

Christopher Hicks wrote:
> On Tue, 12 Oct 2004, Tyler wrote on webtools:
>> Boolean queries for "contains ---", "contains [nothing -- that is, 
>> nothing typed in the text box]", "doesn't match regex [a-z]", etc. 
>> don't find these bugs. Ideas?
> I tried this and couldn't find a solution, but even more interesting: I 
> tried the same "doesn't match regexp" string of "chicks" for bug owner 
> and qa contact and it worked with bug owner, but qa contact.  I looked 
> through the open and resolved bugzilla bugs and didn't see anything that 
> seemed to address this.  Is it a known issue?  I'd like to give this guy 
> some answer -- even if it points to a new bug yet to be created.

Needs Bugzilla 2.19.1 or later to be able to do that from the UI (or a 
recent version from CVS, since 2.19.1 isn't out yet).

The problem is that the QA Contact field is null when it's empty, and 
there's no provision in the UI to match a null (which is a distinct 
entity from an empty string).

2.19cvs adds a "not" operator (as a checkbox) in front of each row of 
the boolean chart.  You can then search for

NOT ('QA Contact' 'matches regexp' '.')

and successfully match it.

Dave Miller      Project Leader, Bugzilla Bug Tracking System   

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