This page relates to the Cloud version of Rich Filters for Jira Dashboards. Please see the documentation index for Server & Data Center versions.

The Rich Filter Time Series Chart Gadget

In this section:

  1. About the Rich Filter Time Series Chart Gadget
  2. Configuring the Rich Filter Time Series Chart Gadget

1. About the Rich Filter Time Series Chart Gadget

The Rich Filter Time Series Chart gadget displays one or several time series as line charts. The gadget is based on a rich filter and works as follows:

  • the collection of issues used by the gadget can be further filtered using Rich Filter Controller gadgets;
  • the gadget itself can further refine the results by applying a gadget-specific JQL that we call working query;
  • the gadget can plot together several time series as a multi-line chart, allowing users to make comparisons and identify trends and correlations between series;
  • the gadget supports all the types of time series (such as issue counts, numeric & time tracking values, computed durations and SLA fields).

2. Configuring the Rich Filter Time Series Chart Gadget

Add a new or edit an existing Rich Filter Time Series Chart gadget in your Jira dashboard. The configuration form of the gadget will be displayed.

Edit the gadget configuration as described below:

SettingDescription
Rich filter

Select the rich filter the gadget will use.

Click on the Rich Filter button to display the list of rich filters; you can either scroll through or use the search box to find the filter you need.

The gadgets’ configuration forms only show the rich filters you are allowed to view. See the Rights and Permissions documentation page for details.
Working queryThe working query is an additional JQL query which is permanently applied on top of the base Jira filter and any active quick filters in the controller to further filter the issues the gadget will work with. The working query is optional: if left empty, only the base Jira filter and the quick filters affect the issues used by the gadget.
Aggregation periods

Select the periods on which the issues will be grouped. The available options are: Days, Weeks, Months, Quarters, Years, Auto.

If the Auto option is selected, the aggregation periods and time range are adjusted dynamically to produce the most granular yet complete statistics (i.e. with the appropriate aggregation period so that all the relevant issues are included).

Time range









Together with its subsettings, this specifies the total time span for which the statistics should be computed. 

The time range subsettings depend on the option selected in the Time range drop-down as described below.

Time rangeTime range subsettingDescription

Number of days / weeks etc.

Number Enter the number of aggregation periods to be displayed. The time range corresponds to the specified number of consecutive aggregation periods.
Direction

Select how the periods are positioned relative to the current period. The possible options are:

  • Past – the time range includes past periods and the current period
  • Future – the time range includes the current period and future periods
  • Past & Future – the time range includes past periods, the current period, and future periods, with the current period in the middle of the range

Fields like Created or Resolved always contain values that are in the past. Therefore you should always select Past for time series based on these fields as you will never find any issue created or resolved in the future.

Fields like Due Date contain values that can be both in the past and in the future. For time series based on this field it is more useful to select Future in order to see statistics for the issues that are due soon, or Past & Future to also see the statistics for overdue issues.

Between dates

From / To

Enter the two dates that define the limits of the time range (both specified dates are inclusive).

The inputs can be selected from a date picker or entered manually as a calendar date ("yyyy/MM/dd" or "yyyy-MM-dd").

All dates


If selected, the time range is determined dynamically to include all the relevant issues (from the first date to the last date occurring in the values of the issues).

All dates is the only possible Time range option if the selected Aggregation period is Auto.

Contextual options


These are predefined Time range options which depend on the selected Aggregation period.

Possible options are: This year, Last year, This quarter, Last quarter, This month, Last month. 

Aggregation type

Select one of the following aggregation type options:

  • Period value: this is the default option – the chart displays the values of each individual aggregation period;
  • Cumulative trend: progressively adds the values from the previous periods, including only the issues starting with the first period of the chart;
  • Cumulative total: progressively adds the values from the previous periods, also including the issues before the first period.

Time Series

Select the time series you wish to display. You can select up to 10 time series at a time.

Only time series having the same value type can be displayed together by the gadget. Once the fist time series has been selected, only time series having the same value type can be added.