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Documents the change in date

Hey everyone, 


I want to track how many times the date has been changed for certain issues as well I need also to see the old and new dates (note that the dates may change multiple times), is there a way to do this? 


Thanks in advance 

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yuliia_b__SaaSJet_ Marketplace Partner Jun 23, 2022

Hi @Faten_Kutbi 

You can filter issue history only in some cases:

History searches with & without JQL [10 examples]

If you're ok with third-party solutions, I can suggest Issue History for Jira. Here you can filter and monitor any standard or custom field. Just add it to the grid's columns and watch the changes.

Example with due dates field:

Due date changes.png

You can also export the report to XLSX or CSV files and calculate how many times the date has been changed.

The add-on is developed by my team, let me know if you have any questions.

If you're not sure whether it meets your case, there is a 30-day free trial to check.

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Dirk Ronsmans Community Leader Jun 23, 2022

Hey @Faten_Kutbi ,

The old vs new dates you can always see in the history of the issue.

With regards to the count of how many times they changed, the easiest might be to create an automaton that trigger on an issue edited and then uses an if condition on that specific field changed.

If so, you just add 1 to a counter in a new custom field.

Many thanks. 

Regarding the old vs new dates you are right it will be shown in history, but how we can represent it in filter ?

Dirk Ronsmans Community Leader Jun 23, 2022

How/What exactly would you like to filter on in this use case?

There is a WAS operator you can use in JQL if that fits your need?

For example I want to create filter and add it in dashboard that represent as the following:

issue              end date       new end date      new end date 2      new end date 3 

Fix Printer       1/6/2022       10/6/2022            20/6/2022             1/7/2022 


so the management can track the changes in end date easily 

Dirk Ronsmans Community Leader Jun 23, 2022

I'm afraid that's not gonna be possible. A dashboard column like that is each time a field.

What you could try (as a bit of a "hack") is create a text field? and each time the date changes you add that date on a list with an automation (could be the same automation to count).

Something like "end date changes" which then contains 

10/6/2022 - 20/6/2022 - 1/7/2022 - ... this way they can see all the changed dates but it's in a single text field. 

That's just something from the top of my head..

This is so smart thank you so much 

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