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how to report the age of an issue (last time it was updated)? using jira/filter

I am curious how to show/report/calculate the age of an issue (last time it was updated by # days)? using jira/filter


Any help would be appreciated.

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Hi @Sandra Lawrence 


You can only display the "Updated" column in the JQL search results, which is a date field.


You can then export your results and do the calculations in excel. A little bit cumbersome but will do the trick.

Hi @Sandra Lawrence ,

Thanks for posting in the community.

Could you please use 'updated' in your Jira filter to search the details - like last time updated with a date range? Please check the documentation with Jira Advanced Filters -

Please accept the answer if it solves your query else respond and allow others to share input.

Stay safe and healthy.



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You don't.  That data is not held on the issue (and you couldn't store it anyway, you'd have to update every issue every minute)

JQL is also a search, it actually says nothing about the format of what you get out of it.  A filter result is simply a sorted list of issues that match the JQL.

When we look at a filter though, we're usually looking at it in the "issue navigator" - this allows you to choose what fields you want to display, and in this case, you probably want to tell it to show you created and/or updated.

These are both date and time stamps of when something happened, they're fixed points in time.   You don't get "how long ago it was updated" because that changes every second...

there is no way to calculate using dateentered and updated in some type of calculation to derive number of days old an issue?

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