I can find out how many critical bugs have been opened in the last month using a JQL query like
issuetype = Bug AND priority = Critical AND status in (Open, "In Progress", Reopened) AND created >= 2012-02-13
If I want to compare this figure, with the corresponding figure from last year, a naiive attempt at getting last year's equivalent might be
issuetype = Bug AND priority = Critical AND status in (Open, "In Progress", Reopened) AND created >= 2011-02-13 AND created < 2011-03-13
But of course this is completely wrong, because it will tell me how many critical bugs that were created between 2011-02-13 and 2011-03-13 currently have staus open, in progress, or reopened. What I want to know is how many of these bugs had such a status one year ago.
I don't know if the JIRA data model, allows such a query to be formulated, but if it does, I'd appreciate it if someone could show me how.
What I want to know is "on 2011-03-13 how many critical bugs created in the previous month have a status of Open / In Progress / Reopend on 2011-03-13. I don't think your query captures this, because it will wrongly include (for example) a bug that was created on 2011-03-01 and permanenty closed on 2011-03-02.
In other words, your query doesn't specify at what point in time the bug should have one of these statuses. I only want bugs that have one of these statuses on 2011-03-13 to be included.
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