Jira query to know when the description of a jira task has been updated ?

sudakshina ghosh
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March 4, 2024

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I need to know the jira query when the description field of a jira task has been updated

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Yuliia_Borivets__SaaSJet_
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March 4, 2024

Hi @sudakshina ghosh 

JQL supports only six fields when it comes to history searches: Assignee, Fix Version, Priority, Reporter, Resolution, and Status. Description is not available.

If you need to see description changes, who updated it, and when, I can suggest Issue History for Jira app developed by my team. It records all updates made to any standard or custom issue field. How to get history for the specific issue field in Jira

Description changes:

description history of changes.jpg

It's possible to get this report for any issue field.

Also, the app allows you to roll back the changes made to the description.

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John Funk
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March 5, 2024

Hi Sudakshina - welcome to the Atlassian Community!

The Description field is not available to use in JQL for determining updates. But you can do this a couple of ways. 

1. Create an automation rule to email you when the field changes. 

2. Create a custom date field that is hidden from the screen, then create an automation rule that populates the field with {{now}} when the Description field is updated. (This would be using a Field Value Changed trigger for the rule). 

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Tuncay Senturk
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March 4, 2024

Hi @sudakshina ghosh 

Welcome to the Community!

You can explore issues based on a change history criterion for some fields using the CHANGED operator in JQL, it does not support all fields, including the summary field. The CHANGED operator is typically used for fields like status, assignee, etc.

If you use it you'd get "History searches do not support the 'description' field."

So, you'll need to search for an app in which you can create a custom field that will store the date of change in the description field.

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