How to list issues moved from one project to another in Jira

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Platform notice: Server and Data Center only. This article only applies to Atlassian products on the server and data center platforms.



Jira doesn't provide a report on moved issues. Each of the move operations must be manually verified on each issue's history tab.

If we require a list of all moved issues, we can query the database for that.


Jira 7 or 8 & Jira Service Management 3 or 4.


The below query was written for Postgres. You'll have to edit it in case it doesn't run on your specific database:

select k.oldstring as "Old Key", coalesce(t.oldstring,it.pname) as "Old Type", k.newstring as "New Key", coalesce(t.newstring,it.pname) as "New Type", u.lower_user_name as "Username", kg.created as "Moved date"
from changeitem k
join changegroup kg on = k.groupid
join app_user a on a.user_key =
join cwd_user u on u.lower_user_name = a.lower_user_name
join changegroup gt on = k.groupid
left join changeitem t on t.groupid = and t.field = 'issuetype'
join jiraissue i on = kg.issueid
join issuetype it on = i.issuetype
where k.field = 'Key';

The output should be similar to:

  Old Key  | Old Type |  New Key  | New Type | Username |         Moved date         
 DEV-6     | Task     | SITEDV-13 | Task     | admin    | 2020-09-08 17:37:20.973-03
 TEAMXS-12 | Bug      | UX-52     | Task     | admin    | 2020-09-14 13:00:53.724-03
(2 rows)

Username being the user who performed the move action on that given date.

If you'd like, you can add a condition to limit the results based on time by adding the following before ";" on the original query:

and kg.created between '2021-02-07' AND '2023-02-15'

To track source or target project, you could use these conditions:

-- Uncomment line below to filter based on source project key
-- and k.oldstring like ('SOURCEPKEY-%')
-- Uncomment line below to filter based on target project key
-- and k.oldstring like ('TARGETKEY-%')

Last modified on Sep 26, 2022

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