getting the latest changed issues in a project via rest api


i have a requirement of getting the issues that were changed recently in a project via rest api.having only the issue names is enough for me. i think expand changelog should do it.but it is only defined to get the history of a issue.i need something this possible? if so how?

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Normally you just need to use JQL to find all the issues changed within some time range. Something like:

project = xxxx and updated > -10d and updated < -3d

Use that on a rest api call or getIssueList

d = day, h = hour, m = minute. Standard JQL time values.

thanks bob..can you tell me whats -3d? how i use it if i need to get issues that were updated within 1 hour?

so if i want the issues within 1 hour time period my jql would be...

project = xxxx and updated > -1h

am i right?

Yes, for more information see JQL Documentation

im getting more than 50 results.but in my activity history theres only no more than 10 tasks which i have changed..

project = xxxx and updated > -1h

returns issues updated by anybody, if you want to get only issues updated by you that's another question, that is not fully available from JQL - see limitations of operator CHANGED

Have a look at tutorial for querying using REST, using abovementioned filter.


im sorry if i sound like a complete using this library to query JIRA using rest api. but when i gave the above mentioned jql, it returns all the issues in the project. could you look in to and tell me how my code should be like? i used the following.

in the index.php

$query->project='REC and updated > -1h';

$queryIssue = new Jira($config);

echo "<pre>";


thanks everyone for giving me such a great answers. the problem was i didint use post function. it seems that when querying more than 1 condition the get function only takes the 1st using post i was able to do this. thanks everyone.


I am also looking to get updated issues in a project..., with changelog expanded


queries I have used -->  



Both queries provide output that seem to have issues that are recently updated, but are not following the updated since constraint (getting issues older than 7 days for 1st query and older than Feb 1st 2018 for the 2nd query).  

I came up with the 1st query based on the scenario above --> project='REC and updated > -1h';

I came up with the 2nd query based on the documentation (as pictured below) from


Neither of the queries are following through on the 'updated' constraint, which is very crucial for my purposes.

Any suggestions are appreciated.


ids of worklogs modified since.PNG

small update:  working on JIRA v7.2.10

@Andy Hint did you resolve this issue? - I'v experiencing a similar issue

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