Trouble filtering issues with specific statuses and dates

I'm having some problems getting JIRA's filtering working the way I want, and their JQL documetation isn't helping.

Here's what I'm trying to do:

  1. See issues across multiple project (Achieved)
  2. See specific issue types (Achieved)
  3. See specific issue statuses (Achieved)
  4. For one specific issue status, I only want to see issues that have been updated in the past 5 days (Need Help Here)

The idea behind (4) is to keep the filter relatively clean, so it's logical to ignore any "Closed" issue that hasn't been updated in at least 5 days.

Here's my JQL statement

project in (AI, HD, CON) AND issuetype in (Bug, Story) AND status = Closed AND updated <= -5d OR status in ("In Staging", "Rejected") AND issuetype in (Bug, Story) ORDER BY Rank ASC

However, the "updated <= -5d" seems to be ignored, and returns pretty much any story that's closed, regardless of when it was last updated.

Is this just not achievable in JIRA?

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project in(AI, HD, CON) AND issuetype in(Bug, Story) AND (status = Closed AND updated <= -5d) OR (status in("In Staging", "Rejected") ) ORDER BY Rank ASC

You need to separate your two separate clauses with parentheses.

Issuetype was in there twice which is redundant.

Thanks Jamie. I'd experimented with Parenthesis but ran into problems, my limited knowledge of "JQL" made me think that perhaps parenthesis wasn't understood so removed them.

I flipped "updated <= -5d" to "updated >= -5d" which seems to finally be giving me what I expected. I found that syntax incredibly odd.

Your brackets are not set correctly! The OR clauses must be in in brackets.

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