[structure] navigate in parent history

agnes BOURLON March 18, 2024


I would like to sum the story points of my US/tasks (child) only if the status of the EPIC (parent) was on a specific status, let's say "IN PROGRESS", on a D DAY , let's say date("2023-10-24")

First, I tried to get the EPIC status from the US/tasks today by writing :

  • parent{status}

=> I got a correct result


Then I added the historical_value function to get the same information but in the past, 

I tried :

  • historical_value(this, "parent.status", date("2023-10-24"))
  • historical_value(this, "parent{status}", date("2023-10-24"))
  • historical_value(this.parent, "status", date("2023-10-24"))
  • historical_value(parent, "status", date("2023-10-24"))

Nothing worked correctly, I got no result :-(

I hope this is possible to do this and it is just a matter of bad syntax

Many thanks in advance for your precious help,



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Stepan Kholodov _Tempo_
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March 18, 2024

Hello @agnes BOURLON 

When used directly, the historical_value() function can only access the values of issue's own fields, not their parents. If your goal is to extract the Status of the parent from a certain day and show it for the parent's sub-issues, you can do it with a formula like this:

parent{historical_value(this, "status", date("2023-10-24"))}

I hope this helps. If you need further assistance or have other questions about Structure, please reach out to us directly at our support portal.

Best regards,
Tempo (the Structure app vendor)

agnes BOURLON March 19, 2024

Hi @Stepan Kholodov _Tempo_ 

Many thanks for your precious help. It is working correctly.

Best regards


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