I am trying to figure out a query that will return the assignee who changed an issues status.

I am trying to create a query that will provide the name of the assignee that changed the status of an issue. Right now the query I am running is returning the status changes, but with the current assignee not the team member who made the actual change. Any help with this is greatly appreciated.



Ethan Forrest

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Ignacio Pulgar Community Champion Dec 08, 2017

Natively, without any addons you may just try the following JQL:

status CHANGED BY <username>

You may narrow the kind of change by adding FROM  <status> and/or TO <status>, but it needs to be queried on a per user basis.

Of course, you can also filter by project or any other fields to get the info you are looking for.

Ignacio Pulgar Community Champion Dec 08, 2017

You may also add AFTER <date> and/or BEFORE <date> next to "status CHANGED" in order to narrow the time frame when the modification was made.

Thanks everyone. Still running into the problem that the query returns the current assignee of an issue, not the user who made the change of status. 

Ignacio Pulgar Community Champion Dec 11, 2017

That's only doable by using a plugin.

Here you have how to do it with the help of JIRA Suite Utilities (JSU) addon:


It requires:

  • Creating a custom field for storing the username
  • Set a post-function (provided by JSU) in the workflow transitions where you would like the value of that field to be updated.

Of course, you can create several custom fields if you need to store the username of the user who performed a different trsnsition from the same workflow. 

Hope it helps.

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