JQL to identify the list of items whose defect severity has changed

Hi All,

I would like to get a report on list of items that has changed its defect severity value, for example Medium to High. 


I found on internet that 'Changed' can be applied but it is limited to only few attributes like Assignee,status and Priority as per the below link.


I am looking similarly for Defect Severity but unable to get. Any information provided will be really helpful.




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Sam Hall Community Champion Apr 06, 2017

Hi Vijay - 'Defect Severity' isn't a standard JIRA field. Is this a custom field you have added to your JIRA project(s)? 

Hi Sam,

Yes it is one of the custom field assigend to defect.





You could achieve this with SIL JQL Search. For that you need to use this JQL:

key in silJQLExpression('arrayElementExists( fieldHistory(key, "priority"), 3) ', 'project = TEST') and priority = High

Where 3 is the priority id for "Medium" in my JIRA. You need to see what is you priority id for "Medium" in your JIRA.

You can find more JQL searches here: https://confluence.cprime.io/display/TR/SIL+JQL+Search

Also, you can read more about SIL Routines here:


Best Regards,



In the answer above, you may replace

fieldHistory(key, "priority")


fieldHistory(key, "Your customfield name")


fieldHistory(key, "Your_customfield_id")

no matter what it would be, as long as it is a JIRA customfield or other supported customfield.

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