Can I see the result of a query in the past?

Hi everybody. Good morning,

I'm sorry for the redundancy of the explanation of the question. My goal is that does not exists any doubt.

I want the follow:

Do a query attacking the issues history to see the result that I would see if I were in the past.

For exemple:

On December 22, I make a filter and the result is 5 issues: 4 TO DO and 1 IN PROGRESS.

Today, if I use the same filter, the result is the same 5 issues but with different status: 3 HALTED and 2 IN PROGRESS.

I want to see today (January 9) the result of the query of December 22nd.


I want to have the possibility to make a query but seeing the result that it would show in past dates although the current state is different. Is not necessary that the content of the issues change. Is only to do a query.


Is it possible?


Thanks a lot for your time.


Note: Is not enough for me see the issues that they have suffer changes and see the current status.

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Hi Alfonso,

It is not possible to make a query return the results it would have returned in the past. That would only had been made possible by creating a Jira backup on that date and restore a testing Jira instance from it.

However, it is possible to get all issues that were on a certain status on a specified date with a JQL like this:

status was "To Do" ON 2017-12-22

Note that you can also check the issue historical data by clicking on the 'All' (or Transition, if you are looking just for Status changes) tab from the Activity panel in the issue detail view:


You have more options at your disposal for returning issues that had certain data in the past, which are those fields which support the CHANGED or WAS operators.

Hope it helps.

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Alexey Matveev Community Champion Jan 09, 2018


It is not possible out of the box.

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