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How to search based on initial values of a custom field?

I would like to know if we can search based on an initial value of a custom field?

For ex. there is a custom field called Severity. I would like to search for all the issues that were raised at Severity 1 and later got downgraded to Severity 2 or 3.

I know "changed to" can be used for default fields, but the same does not work for custom fields.

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yuliia_b__SaaSJet_ Marketplace Partner Dec 09, 2022

Hi @First Last 

For custom fields, you can try to find changes with Issue History for Jira app. My team has developed it as a diary for all past activities. It's not like searching with JQL, but you can include any custom field into the grid and see if there were any changes for it for any date range.

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There is a 30-day free trial, so at least, you can check if it can help.

Hello Yuliia,

There are restrictions in place that does not allow me to try this trial! Thanks anyways for providing info.

Hello @First Last ,

Perhaps you can consider using the WAS operator:-

  • severity WAS "Severity 1"

With that said, this operator also returns Jira issues which currently have the value and you may need to filter those out.

Hope this helps.


Hello Adrien,

It did not help! Severity being a custom field, history search does not seem to be supported. Here is the error I received:

"History searches do not support the 'Severity' field."

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