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Note: this page documents the 1.0 version of Trac, see 0.12/TracQuery if you need the previous version

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 left 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.

Note: you must have the REPORT_CREATE permission in order to save queries to the list of default reports. The Save query button will only appear if you are logged in as a user that has been granted this permission. If your account does not have permission to create reports, you can still use the methods below to save a query.

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:

Wiki preview injects new lines
request for colour legend (or something similar) for ticket groups in reports
Ticket Dependencies
Link to diff of specifik wiki change instead of the page itself
All ticket modifications should be tracked in timeline
Installing on Windows, drive other than C:
Diffviewer should try to convert the text into utf-8.
merging of similar tickets
Python process sometimes hangs on Windows Server 2003
IE 5-6 over HTTPS broken downloads

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. This also allows displaying the link and description of a single ticket:


This is displayed as:

No SQL error display

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

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

This is displayed as:

#181, #204, #226, #239, #351, #413, #450, #475, #519, #529

Finally, if you wish to receive only the number of defects that match the query, use 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:

Full rows

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


This is displayed as:

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Ticket Resolution Summary Owner Reporter
#11783 cantfix AttributeError: 'Environment' object has no attribute 'get_db_cnx' elambrid@…

Not sure how to get around this error. I have the following enabled in components in trac.ini: [components] tracfullblog.* = enabled

Thanks in advance for any help!

How to Reproduce

While doing a GET operation on /blog, Trac issued an internal error.

(please provide additional details here)

Request parameters:

{'blog_path': ''}

User agent: Mozilla/5.0 (X11; Ubuntu; Linux x86_64; rv:30.0) Gecko/20100101 Firefox/30.0

System Information

Trac 1.1.2beta1
Babel 1.3 (translations unavailable)
FullBlog 0.1.1-r13462
Genshi 0.7 (with speedups)
pysqlite 2.6.0
Python 2.7.2 (default, Oct 2 2014, 14:57:02)
[GCC 4.4.7 20120313 (Red Hat 4.4.7-4)]
pytz 2014.7
setuptools 6.0.2
SQLite 3.6.20
jQuery 1.8.3
jQuery UI 1.9.2
jQuery Timepicker 1.1.1

Enabled Plugins

TracFullBlogPlugin 0.1.1-r13462

Python Traceback

Traceback (most recent call last):
  File "build/bdist.linux-x86_64/egg/trac/web/main.py", line 550, in _dispatch_request
  File "build/bdist.linux-x86_64/egg/trac/web/main.py", line 224, in dispatch
    resp = chosen_handler.process_request(req)
  File "/home1/astrobet/python272/lib/python2.7/site-packages/TracFullBlogPlugin-0.1.1_r13462-py2.7.egg/tracfullblog/web_ui.py", line 119, in process_request
    data['blog_about'] = BlogPost(self.env, 'about')
  File "/home1/astrobet/python272/lib/python2.7/site-packages/TracFullBlogPlugin-0.1.1_r13462-py2.7.egg/tracfullblog/model.py", line 372, in __init__
  File "/home1/astrobet/python272/lib/python2.7/site-packages/TracFullBlogPlugin-0.1.1_r13462-py2.7.egg/tracfullblog/model.py", line 511, in _load_post
    fields = self._fetch_fields(version)
  File "/home1/astrobet/python272/lib/python2.7/site-packages/TracFullBlogPlugin-0.1.1_r13462-py2.7.egg/tracfullblog/model.py", line 480, in _fetch_fields
    self.versions = self.get_versions()
  File "/home1/astrobet/python272/lib/python2.7/site-packages/TracFullBlogPlugin-0.1.1_r13462-py2.7.egg/tracfullblog/model.py", line 457, in get_versions
    cnx = self.env.get_db_cnx()
AttributeError: 'Environment' object has no attribute 'get_db_cnx'
#11782 duplicate Unable to sync repository, MySQL Integrity Error, Duplicate Entry jsilver@…

When trying to re/sync my subversion repository it would stop on revision 5827 (with no errors) although the SVN repo contains more changesets than that. Enabling debugging revealed a SQL exception that was preventing the changes from being imported. Replaced domain name with www.xxxxxxxxxxx.com, otherwise unchanged.

2014-10-15 15:39:59,671 Trac[util] DEBUG: args: (1L, '0000005828', u'sites/com.xxxxxxxxxxx.www/trunk/wp-content/cache/minify/000000/fY_RDoMwCEV_yLYx2Q8xSiquQm3xwb9fzfawLc4XAveeG2AMCCKAJFYhu6wIpjXMLczrRnX3d3ATtAknkER-YRnGv5Ez_RdfSLYWWDBvkdqRSiTUneEWUJdum6tU8v7e1WvK9HEQZWjGeGatxuWI-QL4-AJenUOtdKJfvJRUO-ATKWq8Aos2c5ErobFKuyCNZafIfXoC.js.old', 'F', 'A', None, -1)
2014-10-15 15:39:59,671 Trac[util] DEBUG: execute exception: IntegrityError(1062, "Duplicate entry '1-0000005828-sites/com.xxxxxxxxxxx.www/trunk/wp-content/cache/m' for key 'PRIMARY'")
2014-10-15 15:39:59,672 Trac[cache] WARNING: Revision 5828 already cached: IntegrityError(1062, "Duplicate entry '1-0000005828-sites/com.xxxxxxxxxxx.www/trunk/wp-content/cache/m' for key 'PRIMARY'")

Some research showed that this error can be caused by the wrong type of database collation, however I am using UTF8/utf8_bin as recommended. After looking at the database structure, it seems that this is a "legitimate" error based on the key length of the PRIMARY key in node_change. While my path is unfortunately long (and this changeset was actually not even valid as it was dynamically generated cache data) the issue seems to stem from multiple files in the commit using the same very long path.

As the max length of a Mysql index subpart is 767 bytes (255 UTF8 characters) the only work around I could come up with was to remove the PRIMARY key, complete the import with trac-admin . repository sync "*", update the offending path values in the database, and recreate the PRIMARY index.

Ideally this issue could be resolved more gracefully, but it would also be ideal to see this raised to the UI in some fashion - as is the sync reports success even though it has encountered an error.

  • Trac 1.0
  • CentOS 5.11
  • Python 2.7.5
  • MariaDB 10.0.14
  • Subversion 1.7.9 + python swig bindings
#11781 duplicate AttributeError: NullTranslationsBabel instance has no attribute 'isactive' admin

How to Reproduce

While doing a GET operation on /logout, Trac issued an internal error.

(please provide additional details here)

Request parameters:


User agent: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows NT 6.1; WOW64) AppleWebKit/537.36 (KHTML, like Gecko) Chrome/37.0.2062.0 Safari/537.36

System Information

Trac 1.0.1
Babel 1.3
Genshi 0.7 (without speedups)
Pygments 1.6
pysqlite 2.6.0
Python 2.7.8 (default, Jun 30 2014, 16:03:49) [MSC v.1500 32 bit (Intel)]
pytz 2014.7
setuptools 5.8
SQLite 3.6.21
jQuery 1.7.2

Enabled Plugins

tracpaththeme 1.0
tracthemeengine 2.2.1

Python Traceback

Traceback (most recent call last):
  File "c:\users\admini~1\appdata\local\temp\easy_install-ynvhvb\Trac-1.0.1-py2.7-win32.egg.tmp\trac\web\main.py", line 497, in _dispatch_request
  File "c:\users\admini~1\appdata\local\temp\easy_install-ynvhvb\Trac-1.0.1-py2.7-win32.egg.tmp\trac\web\main.py", line 179, in dispatch
  File "c:\users\admini~1\appdata\local\temp\easy_install-ynvhvb\Trac-1.0.1-py2.7-win32.egg.tmp\trac\web\main.py", line 325, in _pre_process_request
    chosen_handler = filter_.pre_process_request(req, chosen_handler)
  File "c:\users\admini~1\appdata\local\temp\easy_install-ynvhvb\Trac-1.0.1-py2.7-win32.egg.tmp\trac\versioncontrol\api.py", line 340, in pre_process_request
    if is_default(reponame):
  File "c:\users\admini~1\appdata\local\temp\easy_install-ynvhvb\Trac-1.0.1-py2.7-win32.egg.tmp\trac\versioncontrol\api.py", line 34, in is_default
    return not reponame or reponame in ('(default)', _('(default)'))
  File "c:\users\admini~1\appdata\local\temp\easy_install-ynvhvb\Trac-1.0.1-py2.7-win32.egg.tmp\trac\util\translation.py", line 195, in gettext
    if not self.isactive:
  File "c:\users\admini~1\appdata\local\temp\easy_install-ynvhvb\Trac-1.0.1-py2.7-win32.egg.tmp\trac\util\translation.py", line 190, in __getattr__
    return getattr(self.active, name)
AttributeError: NullTranslationsBabel instance has no attribute 'isactive'
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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 literal & or | in a value, escape the character with a backslash (\).

The available operators are:

= the field content exactly matches 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

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