Find issues that need to be worked on now based on duedate and origionalEstimate

I would like to do something like the following in JQL that would show issues that I need to start in less than a week based on the estimate and due date I specified.

(duedate - origionalEstimate) < 1w

Am I just not thinking about this in the right way?

I know I can do "duedate < 4w" but I want to take into account the origionalEstimate.

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You can't do arithmetical expressions in JQL. Script runner jql functions include expression function, there's an example for almost exactly what you want to do in the docs.

I saw that article in my search. I am unsure if it would do what I need, but I would need to install a beta version of the plugin (Version 2.1-BETA-3) and upgrade my JIRA instance to have it work...

The latest version is beta-8. The only beta aspect is the jql functions, but I think I am more or less done with beta testing anyway. But yeah, it requires 5.1.

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You could just use that filter, configure your columns to show original estimate and then sort by that value so that you see the most important issues at the top/bottom.

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Except that issues would not correctly show up in the right order. If I were to sort by due date, and then by estimate and I have two issues one with a March due date that takes 1 week and the other with a April due date that takes 2 months, they are going to be our of order.

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Ranking is too manual...

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Ah, I see what you are trying to accomplish now. Right now JIRA doesn't have functionality that allows you to compare two fields like that (maybe there's a plugin that extends the JQL for those fields?). Have you considered using a GreenHopper board and giving the issues rank to more easily keep track of what to do first?

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