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Search for Updated by (user)?

In JIRA On Demand, is there a way to filter issues by who Updated them? The Changed operator applies only to certain fields.

Thanks very much!

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Nope, that is the best you have got.

Use the JQL 

status changed BY (username)

Hi! This and many more JQL keywords are supported after installing our plugin. Make sure to check out the JQL Search Extensions for JIRA Cloud - soon also for the server!

All the features are presented in the reference manual. Just install and enjoy the free trial!

Looking to be able to filter/search for any bug that is updated or edited in any field, e.g., Comments or Description; and/or edited by a specific User.

Changing a custom field? ;)

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Paul Greig Atlassian Team Jun 11, 2013

Hi Paul,

The CHANGED operator is available for the following fields:

Assignee, Fix Version, Priority, Reporter, Resolution and Status

Can you advise which update you are unable to query that would be useful?

Epic Link is one example - but really need a generic solution for ANY field changed by user!!!!

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I am also looking for a generic "ANY field changed by user" type of search.

I understand this information resides in the issue changelog history entries.  Is it possible to construct a JQL that filters on the "author" and "created" (date) fields of the changelog entries?

My use case:  find all issues that were updated since a given date by a given user (any field updated qualifies -- not just certain key fields)

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I need this for Epic link as well, did anyone download this addon mentioned above and have luck?  JQL Search Extensions for JIRA Cloud  

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This answer is taken from a similar post by the user Daniel Ebers.
It worked great for me, hope it helps resolve for anyone stumbling upon this past 2020.

Alternatively, you could use the updatedBy() function of JQL:


  • Find issues that were updated by John Smith:issuekey IN updatedBy(jsmith)
  • Find issues that were updated by John Smith within the last 8 days:
    issuekey IN updatedBy(jsmith, "-8d")
  • Find issues updated between June and September 2018:issuekey IN updatedBy(jsmith, "2018/06/01", "2018/08/31")
  • If you try to find issues updated in the last hour, like in the following example, the time will be rounded up to 1 day, as smaller values aren't supported:
    issuekey IN updatedBy(jsmith, "-1h")

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