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Is there a way in JQL to search for who update / modified / changed a ticket.

Trying to find a Jira field that will give me this information.

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Hi @Christine Fowkes

If you want to display the last updated author in a field, you can try our Marketplace app Dynamic Custom Fields for Jira.

Dynamic Custom Fields for Jira creates a dynamic field whose value is calculated automatically from issue data. The field can be used as any other issue field in statistcs and on your dashboard.

For your use case you would use the template "Last issue update author". It's also possible to create custom dynamic fields using Jira expressions.


Don't hesitate to contact us if you have questions or feedback about our app.

Hi @Christine Fowkes ,

In standard JQL there is a function updatedBy(). It allows you the search for tickets that were updated by a particular person and optionally limit the dates.

If you're interested only in one ticket then the history tab is the place to look at and not really JQL.

In case you have a recurring requirement to see what tickets were last modified by a particular person you may consider using our indexing service:

After you install the app you can simply search:


This will find tickets that were last modified by you.

I hope this helps!


Jack Brickey Community Leader Jun 25, 2021

@Daniel Turczanski - JQL Search Extensions , i cant seem to get updatedby to work in cloud. Could you share an actual example that is returning results for you? To be honest I originally thought that updatedby() existed but then when I went to test it, it was not working so assumed I was just mistaken. However clearly the documentation shows it does exist.

It looks like it is not in the cloud. This is a big miss for the tool.

Jira Updatedby field not available.png

Jack Brickey Community Leader Jun 25, 2021

My finding as well though the cloud Docs showed it.

@Christine Fowkes @Jack Brickey make sure to precede updatedBy with the issue in clause. For example:

issue in updatedBy(daniel)
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Jack Brickey Community Leader Jun 24, 2021

There isn’t a “updated by Field”. One possible reason for this is that multiple people can update an issue over time. If this is just a one hour for an occasional thing you can use the history tab to find out who updated the ticket. It will show all updates chronologically.

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