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An issue's change history is a record of changes made to an issue, including:

  • creator of the issue (this may be the same as the reporter, but can be distinct)
  • changes to an issue field
  • attachment of a file
  • deletion of a comment
  • deletion of a worklog
  • creation or deletion of an issue link

For each change, the following is recorded:

  • the person who made the change
  • the time at which the change was made
  • if an issue field was changed, the new and old values of the field

To view an issue's change history,

  1. Open the relevant issue in JIRA.
  2. Open the History tab in the Activity section.
  3. The list of changes to the issue will display, similar to the screen shot below.

Screen shot: An Issue's History


  1. Anonymous

    how to query who changed?

    1. Open the issue, click the History tab, see who did the change.


      JQL History search is almost totally useless because it only works with very few fields.

      You can do queries like "Which user changed this field?" on a handful of built-in fields only (such as Priority). For example, you can search who changed a prio this week, using a query like this:

      ... AND Priority changed by "username" DURING (startofweek(), endofweek()) AND ...


      If you tried this same query with most other fields, e.g. Issuetype or a "Severity" custom field, you'll get the error message "History searches do not support the '[field name]' field."



      Advanced Searching

  2. Anonymous

    How do we export it without any plug in? This should have been the default feature!

  3. Anonymous

    I need that query pls

  4. The database schema for change history is described at Change History.  I didn't find a new version of the page but the schema appears to still be valid.  I'm using SQL Server and wrote the following snippet to let me query for history based on the user-friendly issue key: