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:

Create proper website
Add mouse support
Turn next_xp option on permanently
Split up externs.h into other headers, to allow less recompiling
Add reference counting to the quarks package
Panic saves shouldn't overwrite normal savefiles
Remove unused ports
Slim down number of ports further
Build/Package win console mode angband along with windows binaries
Lanterns of everburning should not be fuellable or useable as fuel
Windows Angband reacts to clicks while in the background
message displays wrong total count after purchasing items that you already have
run isn't working
Armour with negative to-hit gets classed as "magical"
Windows port doesn't save when computer shut down
Import FA's get_item() and get_spell() menu-ified functions
Allow reviewing the contents of the home from the knowledge screens.
Debug mode isn't friendly in the slightest
Traps are boring
Macro's still use normal keyset when game is set for roguelike keys
Detect Enchantment should be more consistent
Infinite Scroll of Rune of Protection
Allow New Game/Load Game without Quitting
Various mushrooms have 0 value and squelch by default
Lose turn when unable to attack
Numbers in item description neglect item's own pval
Allow home inventory to be accessible from knowledge menu
Inpsect needs a more prompt
Monster list needs a go-through
Some artifacts not placed into history when found/ID'd
inconsitency in monster info and rod information
Garbage in message recall window when dropping items in home
Display relative speed
"this can never happen!" happens whenever a rod recharges.
Add min/max depths for ego types
Add no_selling option
Enchant scrolls do not remember the selected item when repeating with 'n'
don't reduce energy on load
Improve the item list
Trap suggestions
Fix or remove variance in gold drops
Need -lSDL on new(ish) Linux
Move to C99 types
Remove cheat options, move them to wizard mode
Version 3.2 crashes immediately upon startup (Intel Mac, OS X 10.5.8)
Allow access to birth options at the final stage of character creation
Monsters should have unique names
cannot handle window more than 256 chars wide
gruesome bug leaps and then segfault at C-x; reproducible
Loading window preferences doesn't work
Restore Item "mends" =Mouse, =Dog
Mutiple Pval oddness
Staff of Detect Invisible not showing invisible monster
Pressing return while using roguelike keys tunnels downward.
Detect Invisible does not always detect invisible monsters
Accents do not always display properly
Crash when down arrow is pressed
Improve running
Update spoilers
Ensure that effect values are >0 in project_m
mon_inc_timed: Assertion `timer > 0' failed.
Improper capitalization in some messages.
SDL port crash on exit with stack trashing
Crash in SDL port upon exit
Graphics gone all squiffy
Potion mimics shatter twice when destroyed
Squelched Items appear in message line on walkover
Monster recall subterm does not refresh on level change
Turn count bug (player history)
GCU port wall display is behaving strangely.
AC display wrong
Segmentation fault in hit_trap()

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 results

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

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

This is displayed as:

#16, #17, #22, #37, #74, #75, #109, #110, #113, #178, #237, #267, #306, #439, #493, #523, #530, #577, #582, #606, #632, #650, #660, #785, #815, #846, #863, #881, #911, #967, #971, #977, #1035, #1044, #1080, #1108, #1126, #1147, #1164, #1200, #1271, #1272, #1284, #1289, #1294, #1295, #1323, #1344, #1372, #1374, #1400, #1405, #1416, #1418, #1420, #1423, #1426, #1496, #1532, #1578, #1649, #1685, #1724, #1730, #1762, #1769, #1807, #1808, #1825, #1826, #1922, #2136

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:

Results (1 - 3 of 1828)

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Ticket Resolution Summary Owner Reporter
#2164 fixed (in master) Rewriting lore.txt fails in macOS Catalina nckmccnnll
#2160 fixed (in master) Book colour mismatch nckmccnnll
#2154 fixed (in master) Datafile comments misleading nckmccnnll
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Full rows

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


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Results (1 - 3 of 1828)

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Ticket Resolution Summary Owner Reporter
#2164 fixed (in master) Rewriting lore.txt fails in macOS Catalina nckmccnnll

"Getting a strange failure with the new version of MacOS Catalina. Create a new game, set my birth options to randarts, first trip down to the dungeon when it tries to save it says:

Failed to create file /Users/mrfy/Documents/Angband/ Failed to create file /Users/mrfy/Documents/Angband/ lore save failed!

Quitting causes the cursor to spin for a bit and then the game quits suddenly with the dialog that "Angband quit unexpectedly"

If I create a character and immediately hit save when the town appears, it works fine, can go up and down the stairs repeatedly. But when I try to change the prefs, like to turn sound on, and try to save, then I get those failed to create file messages. So it seems like a bug with saving the changed preferences.

Looks like it only triggers by turning sounds on, or setting randarts on. If I change other game prefs it is still works fine." - mrfy

"OK, my current guess (and it is only that) is that Catalina doesn't like writing, for example, when it already has a lore.txt." - me

#2160 fixed (in master) Book colour mismatch nckmccnnll

Book colours should be the same on the floor and in the inventory - reported by bron

#2154 fixed (in master) Datafile comments misleading nckmccnnll

See, should check others

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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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