Is it possible that issue created date is later than updated date for same issue?!!

I have JIRA issue (and probably more) that created date for shows as 09/Jan/16 5:13 AM while first change history item is marked as happened in 09/Jul/15 8:55 PM !!!?

Is that a possible case? is it something wrong in the DB?

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It is wrong, but it is possible to do it accidentally.

The usual culprit is an import.  If your import data for an issue contains a created date, that can be any value - the importers are not there to judge your data, they'll simply import it.  That means you can future-date the issue creation and then have history entries that pre-date the apparent creation.

The other methods would be database hacking, scripts doing the wrong things, or bugs (although I don't know of any date bugs in JIRA or the bigger add-ons that might do this)

So, there is something wrong in your database, but generally, it won't actually cause you any problems, other than some graphs and reports looking a little bit odd (or possibly crashing if the add-on can't handle it)y

I'd fix it by running a one-off script to find and update the dates, although you'd need a way to identify them and a rule for what dates to put into "created"


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