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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 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:

No results

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:

Typo in the model_api/#field-types

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

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

This is displayed as:

No results

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
#29578 fixed Django 2.1b and 2.1rc1 put thousand separator in _selected_action field containing id Claude Paroz Sassan Haradji

In django 2.1b and 2.1rc1 when I select an item with id 1600 in item list in django admin and try to delete the item, when I confirm the deletion django raises this error:

  File "/opt/escape/lib/python3.5/site-packages/django/contrib/admin/", line 223, in inner
    return view(request, *args, **kwargs)
  File "/opt/escape/lib/python3.5/site-packages/django/utils/", line 45, in _wrapper
    return bound_method(*args, **kwargs)
  File "/opt/escape/lib/python3.5/site-packages/django/utils/", line 142, in _wrapped_view
    response = view_func(request, *args, **kwargs)
  File "/opt/escape/lib/python3.5/site-packages/django/contrib/admin/", line 1727, in changelist_view
    response = self.response_action(request, queryset=cl.get_queryset(request))
  File "/opt/escape/lib/python3.5/site-packages/django/contrib/admin/", line 1409, in response_action
    queryset = queryset.filter(pk__in=selected)
  File "/opt/escape/lib/python3.5/site-packages/django/db/models/", line 841, in filter
    return self._filter_or_exclude(False, *args, **kwargs)
  File "/opt/escape/lib/python3.5/site-packages/django/db/models/", line 859, in _filter_or_exclude
    clone.query.add_q(Q(*args, **kwargs))
  File "/opt/escape/lib/python3.5/site-packages/django/db/models/sql/", line 1263, in add_q
    clause, _ = self._add_q(q_object, self.used_aliases)
  File "/opt/escape/lib/python3.5/site-packages/django/db/models/sql/", line 1287, in _add_q
  File "/opt/escape/lib/python3.5/site-packages/django/db/models/sql/", line 1225, in build_filter
    condition = self.build_lookup(lookups, col, value)
  File "/opt/escape/lib/python3.5/site-packages/django/db/models/sql/", line 1096, in build_lookup
    lookup = lookup_class(lhs, rhs)
  File "/opt/escape/lib/python3.5/site-packages/django/db/models/", line 20, in __init__
    self.rhs = self.get_prep_lookup()
  File "/opt/escape/lib/python3.5/site-packages/django/db/models/", line 210, in get_prep_lookup
    rhs_value = self.lhs.output_field.get_prep_value(rhs_value)
  File "/opt/escape/lib/python3.5/site-packages/django/db/models/fields/", line 965, in get_prep_value
    return int(value)
ValueError: invalid literal for int() with base 10: '1٫600'

The character ٫ is my persian thousand separator.

#29577 duplicate Generated SQL in PostGres for exists filter does Exists(...)=true. Having just Exists(...) without "true" is faster by nearly 50% in many of my queries nobody Michael Chiciak

I am trying to optimize my exists filters, since on large record sets I noticed some slowness. I have narrowed down part of it to the "= true" portion of the "Exists(...)" subquery. Removing the "= true" gives a noticeable performance boost

Also, it would be really nice to be able to just filter and not have a field inside the select portion of the query. When I use the Paginator class for pagination, it turns the count query into one big subquery and adds all my Exists filters as select fields and thus performs a Group BY on each of them, drastically slowing down my count query. Only having the Exists in the where clause would be very nice. Is there a way to do this already?

Sample django code

fits_vehicle = ProductFitment.objects.filter_vehicle(2008, 2013, 'Chevrolet', 'Corvette').filter(product=OuterRef('pk')).only("pk")
queryset = queryset.annotate(fits_vehicle=Exists(fits_vehicle)).filter(fits_vehicle=True)

# With exists = true 500ms
FROM "aces_pies_data_product" 
WHERE EXISTS(SELECT 1 FROM "aces_pies_data_productfitment" U0 INNER JOIN "django_vehiclefitment_vehicle" U1 ON (U0."vehicle_id" = U1."id") INNER JOIN "django_vehiclefitment_vehiclemake" U2 ON (U1."make_id" = U2."id") INNER JOIN "django_vehiclefitment_vehiclemodel" U3 ON (U1."model_id" = U3."id") WHERE (U2."name" = 'Chevrolet' AND U3."name" = 'Corvette' AND (2008 BETWEEN U0."start_year" AND U0."end_year" OR 2009 BETWEEN U0."start_year" AND U0."end_year" OR 2010 BETWEEN U0."start_year" AND U0."end_year" OR 2011 BETWEEN U0."start_year" AND U0."end_year" OR 2012 BETWEEN U0."start_year" AND U0."end_year" OR 2013 BETWEEN U0."start_year" AND U0."end_year") AND U0."product_id" = ("aces_pies_data_product"."id"))) = true

#With no "true" 350MS
FROM "aces_pies_data_product" 
WHERE EXISTS(SELECT 1 FROM "aces_pies_data_productfitment" U0 INNER JOIN "django_vehiclefitment_vehicle" U1 ON (U0."vehicle_id" = U1."id") INNER JOIN "django_vehiclefitment_vehiclemake" U2 ON (U1."make_id" = U2."id") INNER JOIN "django_vehiclefitment_vehiclemodel" U3 ON (U1."model_id" = U3."id") WHERE (U2."name" = 'Chevrolet' AND U3."name" = 'Corvette' AND (2008 BETWEEN U0."start_year" AND U0."end_year" OR 2009 BETWEEN U0."start_year" AND U0."end_year" OR 2010 BETWEEN U0."start_year" AND U0."end_year" OR 2011 BETWEEN U0."start_year" AND U0."end_year" OR 2012 BETWEEN U0."start_year" AND U0."end_year" OR 2013 BETWEEN U0."start_year" AND U0."end_year") AND U0."product_id" = ("aces_pies_data_product"."id")))

Edit Poked around some of the annotation source code and got a work around

To remove the annotations from my selects and thus drastically increase the count(*) query speed, I just did products.query.annotation_select.pop('fits_vehicle'). This correctly filters without actually selecting, big improvement in speed!

#29575 worksforme MySQL error code 1062 (duplicate entry for key) raises MySQLdb.IntegrityError, not django.db.IntegrityError nobody Simon Willison

If you have a UNIQUE KEY on a MySQL table and you attempt to create a duplicate row, Django raises an IntegrityError... but it's a MySQLdb.IntegrityError, not a django.db.IntegrityError.

For example, consider a user model with an other_system_id column that is created as a unique key - a model that looks something like this:

class User(models.Model):
    other_system_id = models.CharField(max_length=32, unique=True)

If you create a row with other_system_id="142" and then try to create a duplicate, this happens:

In [4]: try:
   ...:     u = User.objects.create(other_system_id="142")
   ...: except Exception as e:
   ...:     print(e, e.__class__)
(IntegrityError(1062, "Duplicate entry '142' for key 'other_system_id='"), <class '_mysql_exceptions.IntegrityError'>)

Note that this is NOT a django.db.IntegrityError - it's a MySQLdb.IntegrityError. This is confusing (we just spent a while debugging this, since as far as we could tell an IntegrityError was being raised but not caught).

It looks to me like the fix for this would be to add code 1062 ("Duplicate entry for key") to the codes_for_integrityerror set in the MySQLdb backend:

Until 11 months ago that set contained just 1048 ("Column cannot be null") - then in we added 1690, ("BIGINT UNSIGNED value is out of range") to fix #27979

Is there any reason we shouldn't also catch 1062 ("Duplicate entry for key") and convert that into a django.db.IntegrityError exception?

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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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