We are planning to roll out JIRA in our organisation, and that is why we are checking its capabilities.

Could anyone explains the following:

  1. Can you please describe the JQL capabilities with JIRA in details.

     2. Secondly, please update how custom reports can be created in JIRA and its significance in detail.


Animesh K

IT Head

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JQL lets you search for issues.  That's about it.  For detail, see https://confluence.atlassian.com/display/JIRA/Searching+for+Issues

For reports, the concept of "saved filters" is useful - you issue a JQL search and save it as a filter.  When used, the filter is run again to get the current data.  Then you can use that filter in a lot of reports

See https://confluence.atlassian.com/display/JIRA/Generating+Reports and https://confluence.atlassian.com/display/JIRA/Customizing+the+Dashboard for the two main reporting routes

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JIRA is really flexible and it is possible to extend its reporting capabilities via plug-ins published on the Marketplace or by writing your own plugins.

If you want to extend the JIRA reporting capabilities with standard SQL and use industry-standard reporting  tools then SQL for JIRA  is a commercial plugin that transforms native JQL into standard SQL.

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