Retrieve only users that have created or edited an issue

We're looking at merging two JIRA instances, and we're using a custom authenticator on one of the instances that means we can't do a straightforward query for user logins (the way we're doing things means the JIRA DB is not storing user instances).

However, we can see user activity.

What's the best way (mySQL) to retrieve only users that have created or edited an issue, returning the username, issue, and timestamp of last creation (or last edit) in something like M/D/Y TT format?

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Timothy Chin Community Champion Aug 05, 2013

If you are looking for the create, then you are looking for the reporter column in the jiraissues table. Though, a reporter can be edited which brings us to the edit action.

You will find the change history in the changegroup and one changegroup has many changeitems.

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Boris Berenberg Community Champion Aug 05, 2013

Here you go for created:

WITH MAXRESULT AS (SELECT reporter, max(date(created)) as maxdate from jiraissue group by reporter)

SELECT distinct(ji.reporter), ji.pkey, Maxresult.maxdate from jiraissue ji
RIGHT JOIN MAXRESULT ON (maxresult.reporter = ji.reporter)
WHERE maxresult.maxdate = date(ji.created)

Here you go for updated:

WITH MAXRESULT AS (SELECT reporter, max(date(updated)) as maxdate from jiraissue group by reporter)

SELECT distinct(ji.reporter), ji.pkey, Maxresult.maxdate from jiraissue ji
RIGHT JOIN MAXRESULT ON (maxresult.reporter = ji.reporter)
WHERE maxresult.maxdate = date(ji.created)

*These are for PSQL not MySQL. You may need to tweak them for MySQL.

Note: What Timothy mentions above is 100% correct. This ignores the changeitem table, and it also falls prey to the field value being edited.

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