JIRA toolkit plugin related search queries doesn't work after recent upgrade

I've upgraded my test JIRA instance from 4.3.3 to 6.3.15 (latest) recently. Then installed the JIRA toolkit latest version (0.35.11) from atlassian marketplace.

Now the following advanced search queries are not working properly

1) ORDER BY "Days since last comment" DESC shows the error "Not able to sort using field 'Days since last comment'."

2) When using "Last Public Comment Date" syntax, auto complete syntax helper does not give this search entity as a valid command.

3) "Last commented by a user flag" doesn't give the intended outcome.


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Chris Fuller Atlassian Team Feb 24, 2015

Please see: https://ecosystem.atlassian.net/browse/JTOOL-174


JIRA Toolkit isn't officially supported so it doesn't usually get changes unless something is broken or causing other serious problems.  This field was doing exactly that, as can be seen in:


As Mark explains in this comment on JTOOL-43, these problems are caused by the fact that security information depends on the user, so it cannot be stored efficiently; it is calculated at the time it is requested.  Sorting by a calculated field is extremely slow, and the decision was to drop support for doing this.  The recommendation is to stop using this field type at all and use the "Last comment date" field type instead, as the relaxed security makes it possible to properly index and sort by that value.


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