How do I access the historical status of an issue?

I'd like to create a report that shows the progress of Epics through our workflow. It's easy enough to retrieve the current status of recently update Epics. How can I find out what the status of those Epics were, say, two weeks ago?

I'm envisioning a nice graph showing Epics progress will colored bars in our roadmap meeting.

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Pedro Cora Atlassian Team Jul 28, 2014

By default, JIRA is unable to do that.

You might be able to use some add-on like EasyBI JIRA ( for that.


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Arsenale Dataplane can also help you get what you need. Using the Issue Values Snapshots by Date report, using a "Value Of" setting of "Status (Historical)", you can create a report that shows the historical status of issues at a set of dates in the past.

I am not entirely clear on the exact business requirements of your epic-based roll-up, but you can add some of the Dataplane techniques in the following Answers post (which deals with current values only) to the report above in order to get an epic-based roll-up:

If you have any questions about how to apply any of the above instructions, don't hesitate to contact us!

Scott @ Arsenale

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You can build custom graphical JIRA reports with the PDF View Plugin

You can "script the hell out of JIRA data", so you can traverse the Epic from the issue, and examine the change history of the epic - that's all doable.

And we are always there to help:

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