This page relates to version 1.30 of Rich Filters for Jira Dashboards for Server & Data Center. See the documentation index for previous versions, or for the Cloud version of Rich Filters.

The Rich Filter Date Bar Chart Gadget

The Rich Filter Date Bar Chart Chart gadget displays a bar chart based on the values of a date or date/time field. It is somehow similar with Jira’s built-in Recently Created Chart gadget, but unlike the built-in gadget which is always based on the Created date, the Rich Filter Date Bar Chart gadget can use any date field, it is a lot more customizable and it is based on a rich filter instead of a Jira saved search. The gadget add thus several new features: 

  • the collection of issues used to display the graph can be furthered 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;
  • it can be based on any Jira date or date/time field, native (e.g. Created, Resolved, Due Date, etc.) or custom (i.e. Date Picker, Date Time Picker);
  • it can further split the bars based on additional criteria: predefined options, static filters or smart filters;
  • it supports two different layouts – stacked columns and clustered columns;
  • the values used by the gadget can be customized (for instance, to show the sum of Story Points instead of the Issue Count);
  • the gadget’s title can be customized.

Rich Filter Extensions

Rich filter extensions are separate Jira apps that can be installed on top of the Rich Filters for Jira Dashboards app to extend the rich filters and rich filter gadgets with new specific functionality.

New bar chart options are available if you add any of the these extensions:

Configuring the Rich Filter Date Bar Chart Gadget

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

Edit the gadget configuration as described in the following table:

TitleOptionally, you can customize the title of the gadget. If left blank, the default title will be Rich Filter Date Bar Chart.
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 section on permissions for details.

The link in the description line below the Rich Filter button opens a new page with the configuration of the selected rich filter.

 Also, when the gadget is in display mode, you can navigate directly to the rich filter of the gadget using the Rich Filter option in the menu at the top right of the gadget.

Working QueryThe working query is a JQL query that is combined with the base filter of the rich filter before searching for issues. The working query is optional: if left empty, only the base Jira filter and the quick filters affect the issues displayed.
Date field

This setting is mandatory and specifies the date or date time issue field on which the chart is based.

Aggregation periodsThe length of the periods to be represented on the chart. It can be: Hours (only for date/time fields), Days, Weeks, Months, Quarters, or Years.
Time range

Together with its subsettings, this specifies the total time span for which the results will 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 periods

Number of periodsEnter a number of periods. The time range corresponds to the specified number of consecutive aggregation periods.

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 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 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

Start date

End date

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") or as a time relative to the present (e.g. "-5d", "4w 2d").

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. 

Split Type

You can, optionally, split the data on each period in sub-categories.

The split categories can be based on:

  • Predefined criteriaResolved/Unresolved or Status Category

  • Static filters – any static filter can be used to easily highlight a sub-set of the issues displayed in any aggregation period
  • Smart filters – any smart filter (having label and color) can be used to easily split the data in several categories
Split Layout

This setting applies only if the Split Type is based on a smart filter and can take one of the two values:

  • Stacked Columns – each period is represented by a single column which is divided in categories based on the smart filters' clauses
  • Clustered Columns – each period is represented by a cluster of columns, one column for each category based on the smart filters' clauses

The Stacked Columns layout can be used only if the split categories do not overlap. If the user selects Stacked Columns but the split categories overlap, the gadget will automatically use the Clustered Columns layout.

Display Type

It can be:

  • Period value – shows the values of each individual period.
  • Cumulative trend – progressively adds the values from the previous periods. It includes only the issues starting with the first period of the graph.
  • Cumulative total – progressively adds the values from the previous periods. It also includes the issues before the first period.


Select the output type to be computed for each aggregation period. There are three kinds of possible values:

  • Issue Count: computes the number of issues in each period.
  • Numeric: computes the sum of a numeric field for all issues in each period. For instance, if using Jira Software, the gadget can show how many Story Points there are for each period.
  • Time Tracking: computes the sum of a time tracking field for all issues in each period.