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Burndown chart for backlog(filtered) Edited


We have a backlog of defects that are spread across different teams for the same project. I have to show the progress of this backlog to my executives. I want to do that with a burndown chart using a filter with data from past two quarters. This cannot be acheived using a sprint burndown as the sprint doesn't consist of the whole backlog. Below snapshot is an example of what I want to achieve. Please advise on how I can get this data. I'm open to other suggestions as well.

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Hello @Siri Nama

My first option would be to create a new dashboard for this. You can create one similar to created/resolved based on a JQL filter that gives you the timeline for issues resolved over a period of time. It's not exactly what you are after though, it would be the reverse.

Hi @Fernando Bordallo 

Thank you for your response. I do use create Vs Resolved charts but for a different requirement. That shows the difference in pace of creation and resolution. But doesn't solve my burn-down case here.

I wish there was a different solution. I tried an add-on called JavaScript Chart for Jira Cloud but it didn't show accurate data. It has a strange way of accepting JQL filter. It uses 'was' operator and doesn't accept '=' operator.

The JavaScript charts could indeed help you out here. It should however accept standard JQL 🤔What query are you testing to drive the chart?

My desired filter: project = XYZ AND issuetype = "Bug" AND resolution = Done

This throws the below error.


I read some FAQs on how to define query for this gadget and changed the query to this: project = XYZ AND issuetype = "Bug" AND resolution was Done

This gave a chart but the data was incorrect. Backlog count in January was 480 the chart shows 1134:


can you try with `AND status = Done` instead of resolution?

throwing the same error.


I think the script is looking for 'was' operator since it goes back to past to get the count at that time,

I had chosen None because I wanted the number of existing issues for the filter that I set.

I tried with 'Created'. the data isn't correct:


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