How to get time an issue has been in status using REST?

I need to find issues that have been in a status for longer than a certain time period, say a month using the REST API and python. How would I get that information? Is there a field that contains the time a status was entered? In other words, how can I tell how long an issue has been in a state?

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I would write a small python program, that would hit the server and get all the issues that match the basic JQL (for that project, in that status etc.) and then iterate through the results and look at the timestamps. I've done that very thing and its not hard. I guess I should put some source up on github?

I can either anonymize the program or just post a snippet. Up to you.

"...iterate through the results and look at the timestamps". How? I've got the issues just don't see any timestamp on the status. Don't need to put code on github just what's the query to see the timestamps?

The Status looks like a varchar and looks like it doesn't have its own time stamp as per: https://developer.atlassian.com/display/JIRADEV/Issue+fields

"Updated" means a lot of things...but I would guess looking at the history for the issue would be the trick. That leads us to:

https://answers.atlassian.com/questions/64708/is-it-possible-to-get-the-issue-history-using-the-rest-api....The entry by Chris Young looks like the weiner! Good luck.

Did that last link work for you?

No, I don't understand. I put ?expand=changelog in my request with and without the question mark in front but don't see anything different in the response.

r = requests.get('http://jira.xxxxxxxx.com/rest/api/2/search?jql=%s&startAt=%s&?expand=changelog' % (jql, start_issue), auth=('user', 'password'))

print r.json()

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