Is it possible to use Views|RSS (Comments) to view only the Work Log comments?

For JIRA ver. 5.2.

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Dinu, I coded the solution you are looking for, it is only the initial release, so it may not fully meet your expectations, but please let me know if you ahve suggestions to improve it.

After installing the plugin there will be a new "RSS (Worklogs)" under the "Views" tab

1. Hugely interested to try your plugin. Many thanks!

2. I have just tried (04/18/2013 @ 15:15) to download the jar, but I am getting a 404 error?

3. My answer your earlier question: "historical view based on time"

YOu may have tried to download before I fixed the link to version 0.0.1, please try again.

Still the same problem (NOTE: the version indicated in this message is 1.0.0 while your message says 0.0.1?!) :

Not Found

The requested URL /repository/releases/com/edwardawebb/jira-worklog-searchview/1.0.0/jira-worklog-searchview-1.0.0.jar was not found on this server.

Additionally, a 404 Not Found error was encountered while trying to use an ErrorDocument to handle the request.

Nevermind: I was able to download the jar.

I have installed the plugin successfully, I verified it shows up in the list of user installed plugins, but I do not see the option RSS (Worklogs) in the Views Menu. Do we need to re-start the server?

My bad! The option exists but is not together with RSS (Issues) and RSS (Comments). It is at the bottom of the Views Menu. This is not a problem, but the fact that the comments are listed in the wrong order (the most recent comment at the bottom of the list) is. Can you fix the order?

Hello Eddie! I have operated some configuration changes in JIRA, and I am using a new JIRA account to access the same JIRA projects. Using the same filters when I try to see the RSS (Worklogs) I get an empty list of comments. Do you know what may be the cause of this behaviour?

Glad you isolated the issue @Dinu. If you can share the offending work-log entry I may be able to deduce further. Was there any unusual characters? QUotes, Symbols, non-latin characters, etc? I'd have to look back into the code, but it appears I am not properly escaping the comment.

I think you would need to build your own search view. But using the existing source code in JIRA to model off the RSS (comments) view you could easily build your own Search Request View

I understand the recommendation, but I am not looking to work under JIRA's hood. Why shouldn't this be an option for the end-user to select from (in other words, why should't it be added to the two existing Views|RSS choices?)? It is obviously much more useful for issue management than getting the long list of collaborative comments.

Fair. Question, would you want the work logs grouped by issue, or just historical view based on time.

It does work much better now! I will play around with it for a while. Would it be too much to ask if you could place the "RSS (Worklogs)" option in the same place as the other two RSS options?

Sorry, I raised the order as high as I could, but I would need to add some gritty JS hacks to align it with the others I think, and would rather not risk breaking it when the make UI updates.

After more than a couple of hours of investigation, I have found one particular record which had a Worklog comment which caused the entire RSS feed of worklogs to be obliterated. I have removed that particular worklog entry, re-entered it per the original (not copied but re-typed!) and the problem got fixed. Very strange. I would appreciate any comment you may have regarding this incident.

Eddie thanks for your reply! The offending worklog entry was as follows (highlighted):

Damir Tatalovic logged work - Mon, Jul 15, 2013 07:14 AM - edited

Time Spent:

current status:
Testing apps: testing off apps from "Top 100 paid native apps & games" list is completed (spreadsheet 100TopPaidNativeApps&GamesAndroid_20130719.xlsx is attached).
Support for static executables: debugging
next steps
Start testing off apps by different categories (Top 25 Category: Media & Video, Music & Audio, Tools, Communications)
Support for static executables: debugging

I tried a couple of things with the above entry, but finally I gave up and considered the goal acomplished since the RSS (Worklogs) feed was again functional. If you correct your plugin, I would greatly appreciate the update (to avoid future similar problems).

Hello Eddie,


I hope you are doing fine and continue to provide extremely valuable help to Atlassian customers.

Would it be possible to get an updated version of the plug in (jira-worklog-searchview-0.0.2.jar) which would work for JIRA ver. 7?

Many thanks in advance,


Just to add a note, it produces this error in catalina.out:


2015-10-28 08:40:21,330 http-nio-8080-exec-7 ERROR [o.a.c.c.C.[.[localhost].[/].[searchrequest-view]] Servlet.service() for servlet [searchrequest-view] in context with path [] threw exception [Servlet execution threw an exception] with root cause
at com.edwardawebb.atlassian.plugin.jira.searchrequest.WorklogRssView.writeSearchResults(
at com.atlassian.jira.plugin.searchrequestview.DefaultSearchRequestURLHandler.handleRequest(
at com.atlassian.jira.web.servlet.SearchRequestViewServlet.doGet(
at javax.servlet.http.HttpServlet.service(
at javax.servlet.http.HttpServlet.service(
... 133 filtered
at com.atlassian.jira.plugin.issuenav.LegacyTextQueryUrlRedirectFilter.doFilter(
... 56 filtered
at java.util.concurrent.ThreadPoolExecutor.runWorker(
at java.util.concurrent.ThreadPoolExecutor$
at org.apache.tomcat.util.threads.TaskThread$

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