Trying to have a query that filters out issues that are in the backlog.

This is a workflow status: enter image description here

I tried statusCategory != Backlog And it says: The value 'Backlog' does not exist for the field 'statusCategory'.

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Error that you are getting tells that Backlog isn't status category.
There are 3 status categories: To do, In progress and Done.
(You cannot change them as far as I know [1,2])

It seems that you have status called Backlog and you can search issues by it like:
status = Backlog

  • So workflows I create myself are "status" not "statusCategory"?
    – red888
    Nov 16, 2018 at 14:07
  • @red888 'Backlog' on the picture you posted is 'status'. Your question is a bit weirdly phrased, but I believe the answer is yes.
    – Siim Haas
    Nov 16, 2018 at 20:29

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