19 October 2011
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More Enhancements to JQL — New "CHANGED" Operator and "WAS" Improvements
Enhancements were introduced in JIRA 4.4.0 that allowed you to search the history of an issue's Assignee and Reporter fields.
In JIRA 4.4.3, JQL supports the new "CHANGED" operator, which can accept the optional predicates "FROM", "TO", "ON", "DURING", "BEFORE", "AFTER" and "BY".
For example, the following JQL query:
Will find any issues whose Status field value was at some point "In QA Review" but changed to "QA Rejected", by user 'freddo', and after the start and before the end of the current week.
You can use complex queries such as these to generate the following 'Single Level Group By Report', which in the example below, shows grouping by 'Team'.
The "CHANGED" operator can be used on the Status, Assignee, Priority, Reporter, Resolution and Fix Version fields.
The "WAS" operator can be used on the Fix Version field too. For example, the following JQL query:
Will find any issues whose Fix Version field was at some point (or currently is) set to 4.4.
- Mixed-case LDAP usernames are now treated as the same user when conducting searches in JIRA (JRA-24558).
- When a new user is added to JIRA, JIRA will only add that user to groups which explicitly have the 'JIRA Users' global permission. JIRA no longer adds new users to nested groups of a group that has the 'JIRA Users' global permission, unless those nested groups also explicitly have this permission (JRA-25554).
- The Application Links Link Rendering plugin, which was broken when JIRA 4.4 was released, is now fixed and is compatible with all JIRA 4.4.x versions (JRA-25594).
- GreenHopper 5.7.4 is now bundled with JIRA 4.4.3.
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Updates and Fixes in this Release
JIRA 4.4.3 includes the following updates and bug fixes: