We move issues between projects. Is there a query to find all the keys an issue might have had in its lifetime?

Is it possible to find all the issuekeys an issue might have had in its lifetime?

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Install the Script Runner Plugin.

Create a scripted custom field e.g. "Previous Jira Key/s"

Add the following script to the field:

import com.atlassian.jira.ComponentManager
def componentManager = ComponentManager.getInstance()
def changeHistoryManager = componentManager.getChangeHistoryManager()
x = changeHistoryManager.getPreviousIssueKeys(issue.id)
if (x.join(' ') == "") {
   return null

return x.join(' ')

Make sure the settings for the field are:

Template: Free Text Field (unlimited text)
Configured searcher: Free Text Searcher

Add the field to the view screen for the issue if you want it to appear when you view the issue.

Add it to the Issue Navigator to have it display in search results.

Hi Cyril,

Which version of JIRA does this code work?



movedIssues() in JQL Tricks Plugin function will do what you are expecting, check this


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It is possible to do that through the database running the following query:

SELECT 	ci.oldstring AS "Old Key", ci.newstring AS "New Key", cg.author, cg.created FROM changeitem ci 
	JOIN changegroup cg ON ci.groupid = cg.id 
	JOIN jiraissue ji ON cg.issueid = ji.id
	WHERE ci.field = 'Key' AND ji.pkey = '<issue-key>';

Just replace '<issue-key>' with the current Key of the issue.

I hope this helps! :)

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