This is proving to be tricky because I'm not looking for issues that were created or resolved - but rather I want to know all the issues that were dragged to the "In progress" column (and status changed to "In progress") in a given month. I know that each issue contains a history that tells me when the status of an issue changed - so perhaps the question is more around how can I search through the history?
Thanks James - I think the "status changed" is really what I'm after. After playing with the WAS operator, I found it doesn't quite tell me what I want. For example - using WAS I was getting an item in my results that was set to 'In Progress' back in September and sat in that status during the month of November. So when I query for issues that WAS("in progress") DURING(november) - this issue is returned. Maybe I could have combined operators to return where it was in multiple status values, but at the end of the day - any status change in that timeframe is effectively telling me that some work was done. So in the end, the JQL that best seems to give me what I need is this: status changed during("2015-11-01","2015-11-30") I could limit it to a specific status - but in the end this just tells me all activity that happened - which also works for what I need it for.
What you are looking for is the "WAS" Operation in JQL Advance Searching. You can also use the "Updated" option if you want to use dates.
Thanks for this! The "Updated" option seems too broad - as it will return issues that just had values changed (e.g. FixVersion updated), so the "WAS" operator seems the best option. Do you know if the WAS operator only returns if the value was set during the time specified? For example - if I now search for: status was in (Resolved, "In Progress", Done) during (2015-11-01, 2015-11-30) Will this also return issues that may have been sitting in the "in progress" status during that month? Or is it only returning issues where the status was changed to one of those values during that month? btw - the above JQL shows invalid but still seems to return the results
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