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Query JIRA using Java API


Brief Background: I am working on developing a custom plugin that would collect statistical data about a projects or projects (depending on the administrative account login) and provide a detailed report with charts highlighting this information.


Curiosity: Looking at the material available online I noticed a lot of emphasis towards the use of JIRA REST API, this is great and interesting of course, and I have used this previously. I would like to know whether it is possible with the JIRA-API maven dependency (Java API) to query the projects for statistical information very similar to the REST API. For example, is there a service class I could use to query the number of all the issues created for a given project, or, count the number of issues created or resolved by a particular user or date,very similar to SQL querying. 

Any material available on this would be highly appreciate. 

Thank you & Regards,


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Hi Mohamed,

I do it like:

String query = "project = DEMO";
Query conditionQuery = jqlQueryParser.parseQuery(query);
SearchResults results =, query, PagerFilter.getUnlimitedFilter());

If it's your first JIRA addon you need to study docs: Also make sure to check atlassian-scanner since it't the place where all newcomers stuck.

Have you got more examples? I can't find any on the official documentation... nor even Google is helping me... thanks.

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