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This page documents the 1.4 (latest stable) release. Documentation for other releases can be found here.

Note: this page documents the 0.12 version of Trac, see 0.11/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 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:

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.

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 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:

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
#13240 fixed AppVeyor: 13 errors due to TracError: Cannot load Python bindings for SQLite Jun Omae Jun Omae


ERROR: test_abs_href (trac.tests.env.EnvironmentTestCase)
Traceback (most recent call last):
  File "C:\projects\trac\trac\tests\env.py", line 61, in setUp
    self.env = Environment(env_path, create=True)
  File "C:\projects\trac\trac\core.py", line 124, in __call__
    self.__init__(*args, **kwargs)
  File "C:\projects\trac\trac\env.py", line 289, in __init__
  File "C:\projects\trac\trac\env.py", line 612, in create
  File "C:\projects\trac\trac\db\api.py", line 250, in init_db
    connector, args = self.get_connector()
  File "C:\projects\trac\trac\db\api.py", line 339, in get_connector
    raise TracError(connector.error)
TracError: Cannot load Python bindings for SQLite
Ran 1915 tests in 559.667s
FAILED (errors=13)
make: *** [Makefile:445: unit-test] Error 1
#13238 fixed Travis CI: ImportError: No module named _md5 Jun Omae Ryan J Ollos


$ if [ "$TRAVIS_OS_NAME" = osx ]; then
    test -d $HOME/venv-lib || mkdir $HOME/venv-lib
    eval "$(pyenv init -)"
    pyver_latest="$(pyenv install -l | grep -E "^[ ]*${pyver/./\\.}\.[0-9]+$" | tail -1 | tr -d '[:blank:]')"
    pyenv install --skip-existing $pyver_latest
    pyenv shell $pyver_latest
    pip install --upgrade virtualenv
    python -m virtualenv $venv
    source $venv/bin/activate
Traceback (most recent call last):
  File "/Users/travis/.pyenv/versions/2.6.9/bin/pip", line 7, in <module>
    from pip import main
  File "/Users/travis/.pyenv/versions/2.6.9/lib/python2.6/site-packages/pip/__init__.py", line 21, in <module>
    from pip._vendor.urllib3.exceptions import DependencyWarning
  File "/Users/travis/.pyenv/versions/2.6.9/lib/python2.6/site-packages/pip/_vendor/urllib3/__init__.py", line 8, in <module>
    from .connectionpool import (
  File "/Users/travis/.pyenv/versions/2.6.9/lib/python2.6/site-packages/pip/_vendor/urllib3/connectionpool.py", line 29, in <module>
    from .connection import (
  File "/Users/travis/.pyenv/versions/2.6.9/lib/python2.6/site-packages/pip/_vendor/urllib3/connection.py", line 39, in <module>
    from .util.ssl_ import (
  File "/Users/travis/.pyenv/versions/2.6.9/lib/python2.6/site-packages/pip/_vendor/urllib3/util/__init__.py", line 6, in <module>
    from .ssl_ import (
  File "/Users/travis/.pyenv/versions/2.6.9/lib/python2.6/site-packages/pip/_vendor/urllib3/util/ssl_.py", line 7, in <module>
    from hashlib import md5, sha1, sha256
  File "/Users/travis/.pyenv/versions/2.6.9/lib/python2.6/hashlib.py", line 136, in <module>
    md5 = __get_builtin_constructor('md5')
  File "/Users/travis/.pyenv/versions/2.6.9/lib/python2.6/hashlib.py", line 63, in __get_builtin_constructor
    import _md5
ImportError: No module named _md5
New python executable in /Users/travis/venv-2.6.9/bin/python
Installing setuptools<37, pip, wheel<0.30...
  Complete output from command /Users/travis/venv-2.6.9/bin/python - setuptools<37 pip wheel<0.30:
  Traceback (most recent call last):
  File "<stdin>", line 11, in <module>
  File "/Users/travis/.pyenv/versions/2.6.9/lib/python2.6/site-packages/virtualenv_support/pip-9.0.3-py2.py3-none-any.whl/pip/__init__.py", line 21, in <module>
  File "/Users/travis/.pyenv/versions/2.6.9/lib/python2.6/site-packages/virtualenv_support/pip-9.0.3-py2.py3-none-any.whl/pip/_vendor/urllib3/__init__.py", line 8, in <module>
  File "/Users/travis/.pyenv/versions/2.6.9/lib/python2.6/site-packages/virtualenv_support/pip-9.0.3-py2.py3-none-any.whl/pip/_vendor/urllib3/connectionpool.py", line 29, in <module>
  File "/Users/travis/.pyenv/versions/2.6.9/lib/python2.6/site-packages/virtualenv_support/pip-9.0.3-py2.py3-none-any.whl/pip/_vendor/urllib3/connection.py", line 39, in <module>
  File "/Users/travis/.pyenv/versions/2.6.9/lib/python2.6/site-packages/virtualenv_support/pip-9.0.3-py2.py3-none-any.whl/pip/_vendor/urllib3/util/__init__.py", line 6, in <module>
  File "/Users/travis/.pyenv/versions/2.6.9/lib/python2.6/site-packages/virtualenv_support/pip-9.0.3-py2.py3-none-any.whl/pip/_vendor/urllib3/util/ssl_.py", line 7, in <module>
  File "/Users/travis/.pyenv/versions/2.6.9/lib/python2.6/hashlib.py", line 136, in <module>
    md5 = __get_builtin_constructor('md5')
  File "/Users/travis/.pyenv/versions/2.6.9/lib/python2.6/hashlib.py", line 63, in __get_builtin_constructor
    import _md5
ImportError: No module named _md5
...Installing setuptools<37, pip, wheel<0.30...done.
Traceback (most recent call last):
  File "/Users/travis/.pyenv/versions/2.6.9/lib/python2.6/runpy.py", line 122, in _run_module_as_main
    "__main__", fname, loader, pkg_name)
  File "/Users/travis/.pyenv/versions/2.6.9/lib/python2.6/runpy.py", line 34, in _run_code
    exec code in run_globals
  File "/Users/travis/.pyenv/versions/2.6.9/lib/python2.6/site-packages/virtualenv.py", line 2349, in <module>
  File "/Users/travis/.pyenv/versions/2.6.9/lib/python2.6/site-packages/virtualenv.py", line 712, in main
  File "/Users/travis/.pyenv/versions/2.6.9/lib/python2.6/site-packages/virtualenv.py", line 953, in create_environment
  File "/Users/travis/.pyenv/versions/2.6.9/lib/python2.6/site-packages/virtualenv.py", line 904, in install_wheel
    call_subprocess(cmd, show_stdout=False, extra_env=env, stdin=SCRIPT)
  File "/Users/travis/.pyenv/versions/2.6.9/lib/python2.6/site-packages/virtualenv.py", line 796, in call_subprocess
    % (cmd_desc, proc.returncode))
OSError: Command /Users/travis/venv-2.6.9/bin/python - setuptools<37 pip wheel<0.30 failed with error code 1
/Users/travis/.travis/functions: line 118: /Users/travis/venv-2.6.9/bin/activate: No such file or directory
The command "if [ "$TRAVIS_OS_NAME" = osx ]; then
    test -d $HOME/venv-lib || mkdir $HOME/venv-lib
    eval "$(pyenv init -)"
    pyver_latest="$(pyenv install -l | grep -E "^[ ]*${pyver/./\\.}\.[0-9]+$" | tail -1 | tr -d '[:blank:]')"
    pyenv install --skip-existing $pyver_latest
    pyenv shell $pyver_latest
    pip install --upgrade virtualenv
    python -m virtualenv $venv
    source $venv/bin/activate
  " failed and exited with 1 during .
Your build has been stopped.
#13237 worksforme Trac Genshi support working at all? Dirk Stöcker

I tried to update an Trac instance from 1.2.x to 1.4 and now iniadminpanel plugin fails completely. I e.g. get "TemplateSyntaxError: unexpected char u'&' at 10166" from the Jinja code, whereas the template is genshi.

That I get Jinja errors for a Genshi template seems highly suspicious. I tried fixing them and only get more and more issues.

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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 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

Note: See TracWiki for help on using the wiki.