Searching Jobs

The search bar supports basic and advanced syntax to whittle down jobs based on multiple fields. Without any qualifiers, your terms are matched against worker, tags, args and meta fields using loose matching or tsquery checks, as appropriate.

For more advanced syntax, check the sections below.

Note: Multi-field advanced searching is only supported for PostgreSQL 11+. For older versions, only the worker is searched

Qualifier Syntax

With the in: qualifier you can restrict your search to the worker, args, meta, tags, or any combination of these.

  • foo in:args — only search within args, using a tsquery based search
  • foo in:meta — only search within meta, using a tsquery based search
  • foo in:tags — only search within tags, using a tsquery based search
  • myapp in:worker — only search within the worker, using a loose ilike style match

To search through multiple fields, join them together with a comma. For example:

  • foo in:args,meta
  • foo in:tags,meta,args
  • foo in:worker,tags

Nested Syntax

For the jsonb fields, args and meta, you can also use "dot" path syntax to restrict search to nested data.

  • a1b2c3d4 in:meta.worker_id
  • business

Naturally, you can combine path syntax with multi-field syntax:

  • foo in:args.batch_id,meta.worker_id
  • foo in:args.user.plan,tags

The id: qualifier restricts results to one or more jobs by id. Filter down to multiple jobs by separating ids with a comma:

  • id:123
  • id:123,124,125

The priority field is searchable as well. Use priority: and any combination of values between 0 and 3 to filter jobs by priority:

  • priority:0
  • priority:0,1
  • priority:0,1,2,3

Quoted Terms

If your search query contains whitespace, you will need to surround it with quotation marks. For example:

  • "foo bar"
  • alpha not "foo bar"

Exclude Syntax

You can exclude results containing a certain word, using the not syntax. The not operator can only be used for args, meta and tags. It does not work for worker.

  • not alpha
  • foo -bar in:tags


You can't use the following wildcard characters as part of your search query:

, : ; / \ ' = * ! ? # $ & + ^ | ~ < > ( ) { } [ ]

The search will stripe these symbols and ignore them.

Advanced Examples

Here are a few examples that combine the available syntax and demonstrate what's possible:

  • alpha in:worker
  • alpha -omega in:tags,meta
  • alpha not omega in:tags priority:0
  • alpha not "super alpha" in:tags pro in:args.account.plan