Github surprise

Three months ago I asked GH if it’s somehow possible to search pull requests by branch. It was not possible at that time.

It’s a nice surprise that they eventually implemented it… but it’s even more surprising that they e-mailed me about that! (after three months!)

You can now search for pull requests by branch name.

`is:open base:staging` will find all open pull requests that will be merged into a “staging” branch (

`is:open head:feature` will find all open pull requests that want to merge code from a “feature” branch (

The search uses prefix matching so the entire branch name does not have to be typed into the search field. The search for `is:open head:feature` will also match a branch named “feature-api-enhancement”.

We hope you enjoy this new feature. As always, please send us an email if you have any questions.


I wonder what kind of system they use – my support request/ticket must have been linked with feature/user story.


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