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JQL to search for issues older than 30 days from a specific date

Hello all,

I'm trying to create a filter to see issues that older than 30 days old from a specific date (For example I want all issues older than 30 days from November 1st 2018). I've played around with "createdDate >= -30d" but that will give me issues older than 30 days from today.


Any way to enter a date into that query? I also have access to scriptrunner issuefunction if there's a way to do it through that.



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Antoine Berry Community Leader Apr 03, 2019


If you are going to use a custom date, why are you not setting it directly, i.e.

created < "2018-10-01"


I need the historical data on it, so rather than getting info on bugs with a specific createdDate, I need to get the issues 30 days old from a specific date.

Antoine Berry Community Leader Apr 03, 2019

I am not sure to understand. A filter returns a set of issues based on a request. If "created" is not satisfactory, you could use other system dates such as "updated" or "resolved", or any other date custom field.

For example, if you need to get issues that are between 1 month old and 2 month old on 1st November 2018 (using updated date), that would be : 

updated > "2018-09-01" and updated < "2018-10-01"

If you need to know how old a specific issue is on a specific date, I am afraid you are gonna need some scripting to fill a custom field.


What I need is a query that gives me "On October 1st, these issues are 30 days old" or another way of putting it their created date is 30 days older than October 1st.

Antoine Berry Community Leader Apr 03, 2019

Well you cannot subtract days from a specific date. But you can from jira built-in date functions such as : 

startOfMonth(-1) // the first day of the previous month

startOfMonth(-14d) // 14 days prior to the first day of this month

So in your case, because you cannot do

created <= "2018-10-01" -30d   (but you can do created <= -30d)

what you actually need is 

created <= "2018-09-01" (since there are 30 days in September). You could as well use 

created <= startOfMonth(-7) (since september was 7 months ago)

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+1 for : created <= "2018-10-01" -30d  functionality

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When I query updateDate >= "2021-07-17" I get 1525 results. This date is 40 days prior. I compared this with updateDate >= -40d and I get 527 results.

Why is there such a drastic difference between using a date 40 days prior and saying -40d?


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Update: Using the date goes back the correct amount (apparently). Using -40d is going back 72 days not 40. Huh?

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I'm surprised to discover that startOfMonth or startOfWeek accept a relative date, but "now" does not! That seems like kind of an oversight, doesn't it?

Antoine Berry Community Leader Oct 13, 2020


If you want to use a relative date from "now",  you do not have to write it, i.e. 

created > -14d 

will retrieve issues created in the last 14 days.

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I also found that startOfDay takes a relative argument.

Thanks, though. I'm quite a novice at this and the definitions of the fields are not always obvious...

Also to expand this answer, if you want a very specific day this also works.

"Date field" <= -30d and "Date field" >= -31d



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