Documentation for JIRA 4.1. Documentation for other versions of JIRA is available too.

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The Heat Map gadget displays the relative weighting of values of a specified field in issues returned from a specified project or saved filter.

For instance, the gadget can be configured to display a heat map of the popularity of the different priorities of issues in a particular project.

What does it look like?

The Heat Map gadget should appear as follows on the dashboard:

Adding the 'Heat Map' gadget to your Dashboard

  1. Go to your JIRA dashboard and click 'Add Gadget'.
  2. The 'Gadget Directory' will appear. Locate the 'Heat Map' gadget and click the 'Add it Now' button. Then click the 'Finished' button at the bottom of the Gadget Directory.
  3. The Heat Map gadget will appear on your dashboard.
    1. 'Project or Saved Filter'  — start typing the name of the project or filter, or click the 'Advanced Search' link to search for a project or filter.
    2. 'Statistic Type'  — select the field (e.g. Assignee; Priority; etc) on which the issues will be grouped.
    3. 'Refresh Interval'  — select how often you want the gadget to update (never / every 15 minutes / every 30 minutes / every hour / every two hours).
  4. Click the 'Save' button.
To move the gadget to a different position on the dashboard, simply drag-and-drop. You can also change the look and behaviour of the gadget.