What should the LastViewed field show

I am looking at my issue navigator and added the LastViewed column to my results. Only a few of my issues have a lastviewed date populated, most are empty (50ish populated out of 1500)

What does this field represent? I would have assumed that most if not all would have a date populated.

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Hey Jenifer.

As per this page LAstViewed is defined as follows:

LastViewed

Search for issues that were last viewed on, before or after a particular date (or date range). Note that if a time-component is not specified, midnight will be assumed. Please note that the search results will be relative to your configured time zone (which is by default the JIRA server's time zone).

So yes, normally you should have more issues with that field populated.

Hope this helps!

Jennifer - did you ever figure out why some of your issues had an empty "lastViewed" field?

I noticed that we have a similar situation, with many issues (which we have definitely looked at in the browser) having a empty lastViewed field.

One other observation (and I may have answered my own question in this process).

I noticed that the lastViewed date on an issue appears differently for different people.  And it's not even possible to show the lastViewed column if you're not logged in.

So I'm assuming that when the doc says "Search for issues that were last viewed on, before or after a particular date", I assume it means "that were last viewed on, before or after a particular date, by the currently logged in user"?  And viewing the lastViewed column shows the date that the issue was last viewed by the currently logged in user? (As opposed to indicating when the issue was last viewed by anyone?)

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