How to calculate the time in open status Edited


I'm trying to calculate the time the issue has been in status Open with a scripted field using Scriptrunner, which is the initial status for the issue.

I've used the example found on this page, which works fine for all other statuses:

However, as the status I want to calculate is the first one, the code doesn't work. I've tried to use the code from the answer found here:

This code works fine, but as soon as I switch to the next status, the field goes blank. If I go back to Open, it stays blank. Something needs to be changed in the code below, but I don't know what could fix this. Does anyone have a good solution for this?

import com.atlassian.jira.component.ComponentAccessor
import com.atlassian.jira.issue.history.ChangeItemBean

def changeHistoryManager = ComponentAccessor.getChangeHistoryManager()

def inProgressName = "Open"

List<Long> rt = [0L]
def changeItems = changeHistoryManager.getChangeItemsForField(issue, "status")
changeItems.reverse().each {ChangeItemBean item ->
def timeDiff = System.currentTimeMillis() - item.created.getTime()
if (item.fromString == inProgressName) {
rt << -timeDiff
if (item.toString == inProgressName){
rt << timeDiff

if (!changeItems) {
rt << (System.currentTimeMillis() - issue.getCreated().getTime())

def total = rt.sum() as Long
return (total / 1000) as long ?: 0L

 Any help would be appreciated!

1 answer

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Hi Johan,

Try this:

import com.atlassian.jira.component.ComponentAccessor;
import com.atlassian.jira.issue.history.ChangeItemBean;
import com.atlassian.jira.issue.Issue;

def changeHistoryManager = ComponentAccessor.getChangeHistoryManager()

def statusName = "Open"
def createdDateDiff = System.currentTimeMillis() - issue.getCreated().getTime()

List<Long> rt = [0L]

rt << createdDateDiff

def changeItems = changeHistoryManager.getChangeItemsForField(issue, "status")
changeItems.reverse().each {ChangeItemBean item -> item.fromString

// Get the time passed since status change
def timeDiff = System.currentTimeMillis() - item.created.getTime()

// If the status change left our status, we want to subtract the time passed since then
if (item.fromString == statusName) {
rt << -timeDiff

// If the status change goes to our status, we want to add the time passed since then
if (item.toString == statusName){
rt << timeDiff

def total = (rt.sum() as Long) / 1000

return Math.round(total) ?: 0


Yes, this worked wonders! Thanks for the help!

You're welcome :)

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