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Original Estimates vs. Actual

Is there a way in JIRA (at the project level), create a view, report, graph…anything that will show me “Original Estimates vs. Actual” story points delivered?

Our Jira version is 4.4.5.

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This code will help you to develop reports,graphs of Orignal estimates.

private String getOriginalEstimateString(Issue issue)
     long estimate = -1;
     if (issue != null)
            if (issue.getEstimate() != null && issue.getOriginalEstimate() != null)
                estimate = Math.min(issue.getOriginalEstimate().longValue(), issue.getEstimate().longValue());
            if (estimate != -1)
                return DateUtils.getDurationString(estimate, getHoursPerDay(), getDaysPerWeek());
        return null;

private int getHoursPerDay()
     return Integer.parseInt(ComponentAccessor.getApplicationProperties().getDefaultBackedString(APKeys.JIRA_TIMETRACKING_HOURS_PER_DAY));
private int getDaysPerWeek()
       return Integer.parseInt(ComponentAccessor.getApplicationProperties().getDefaultBackedString(APKeys.JIRA_TIMETRACKING_DAYS_PER_WEEK));

This is a great code. Where do I put this snippet of code at? I'm fairly new to JIRA and unsure where to put this code snippet. Thanks. Steven

Hi Steven,

It depends which plugin module are you implementing, I use this code in report generation.


rendered in *.vm

FYI another useful method I used for report generation to calculateTime and diffs, might helpful

public static long compareTwoTimeStamps(java.sql.Timestamp currentTime, java.sql.Timestamp oldTime)


	     long milliseconds1 = oldTime.getTime();

	     long milliseconds2 = currentTime.getTime();

	     long diff = milliseconds2 - milliseconds1;

		 long diffSeconds = diff / 1000;

		 return diffSeconds;


	public static String calculateTime(long seconds) 


		 int day = (int) TimeUnit.SECONDS.toDays(seconds);

		    long hours = TimeUnit.SECONDS.toHours(seconds) -TimeUnit.DAYS.toHours(day);

		    long minutes = TimeUnit.SECONDS.toMinutes(seconds) -TimeUnit.HOURS.toMinutes(TimeUnit.SECONDS.toHours(seconds));

		    long second = TimeUnit.SECONDS.toSeconds(seconds) -TimeUnit.MINUTES.toSeconds(TimeUnit.SECONDS.toMinutes(seconds));

		    if(day==0 && hours==0 && minutes==0)

			       return second+" sec";

		    if(day==0 && hours==0)

			       return + minutes + " min "+second+" sec";


			       return hours+" hrs "+minutes+" min "+second+" sec";

		    return day+" day "+hours + " hrs " + minutes + " min "+second+" sec";


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