Is there a possibility to find a history a projectspecific field?

Anita Hütter March 21, 2024

A customer tells us often, that someone is updating a projectspecific field.

Is there a possibility to get the history of the field (who updated it last).

I know this should be a project administrator- but this doesnt help.

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March 21, 2024

Hi @Anita Hütter 

If you are looking for specific field updates, you can check this article:

How to get history for the specific issue field in Jira

I think Issue History for Jira app can solve your case. My team developed it as a customizable journal of past activities. Here, you can filter by any specific field and see its history (when and who updated).

An example of a due date field:

jira due date history.jpg

You can check if it works for you with a 30-day free trial. 

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March 21, 2024

Hi @Anita Hütter 

This is stored in the issue history, which you can view from an issue's main view. It's down the bottom in the "Activity" section.

If you want to query for this information natively - you'll need to either...

  • Extract the issue history via the API and review it, or...
  • Create a custom single-line text field, and use Automation to populate the field whenever that specific field is updated. You could then view the data in an issue search / use it in JQL

Is this what you were looking for?


Anita Hütter March 21, 2024

Thank you for answering!

Ok maybe it is what I am looking for:

The second possibility is from that time on when you produce the automation- so this is not relevant here but a nice advice

the first tip:

How are you going on if you extract the history via API?

We have Projectspecific field environment - here some Project Administrators make updates 

I need to know who is updating this field( I made an update and someone else updated it again)


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