Data Center Get started with Issue History

Issue History for Jira is your retrospective journal for every past activity. As a result, you’ll get a report with all changes for the required list of issues.

Watch the video tutorial to get started or follow the steps bellow


Find the installed Issue History add-on below the Jira settings menu and click it to open.


1. Select issues

For generating the reports, you can filter the data by Assignee, Filter, Label, Project, Reporter, Sprint, etc.

Also, you can filter issues by a person, who has made updates. 

2. Date Ranges

Use the functionality of Date ranges to customize report timeframes.

3. Column Manager

You can add custom and standard fields to the grid using the ‘Columns’ menu to play with output data.

Active fields (1) show which issue fields are included in the report and all changes for them.

Updated fields (2) are all other issue fields you can include in the table and get changes for them.

The number in the right corner shows how many changes were made to each field.

Drag-n-drop any of the columns to change their order:

*Also, you can sort by any column by clicking on its header.

4. Transition filter

Click on the status filter to select specific transitions you want to monitor changes about:

For instance, Backlog-To Do, To Do-In Progress, In Progress-Done

5. Issue Filter

Click on the issue filter to select specific ones you want to monitor changes about:

Issue history report

After the previous settings, you will receive a report with the changes that have been made in the issues you need to see.
The main report grid displays the data according to the default and custom columns you have selected before in the column manager.

6. Data Export

You can export the data from the grid as XLSX or CSV files which you can analyze using such tools as Excel or Google Spreadsheets.

7. Sorting by column’s header

You can choose different options for sorting.

  • Sort by each column’s header

  • Sort only by date and remove sorting by another field by pressing the arrow.

Sorting of issues is proceeding by the actual issue field’s value only.

When you click on the column’s header, the sorting logic is the following: in the first raw you’ll get the actual value of the issue field you’re sorting by. For example, you’re sorting by status. So the first raw of every issue will show the current status, then all the following status changes.

8. Additional information

Find more helpful options available in the top right corner as the three dots: ‘Documentation’, ‘Get support’, ‘Suggest a Feature’,  ‘Report a Bug’, ‘Book a demo’, ‘Product tour‘, and ‘Our add-ons’. There is a separate ‘Permission‘ option to manage accesses.


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