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 Time Series Chart Gadget

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

  • the collection of issues used for the charts 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;
  • the gadget can display together several time series as line charts in order to point out trends and hint at correlations between these;
  • the gadget can display results based on different values types, like the number of issues (Issue Count) or the sum of number fields (such as Story Points);
  • 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 time series options are available if you add any of the these extensions:

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 in the following table:

TitleOptionally, you can customize the title of the gadget. If left blank, the default title will be Rich Filter Time Series 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.
Aggregation periodsThe length of the periods to be represented on the chart. It can be: 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 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

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. 

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.
Value Type

Select the value type you wish to display. You can plot together only time series which have the same type of value. You can chose from the following options:

  • Issue Count: for values based on issue counts
  • Numeric: for values based on number fields
  • Duration: for duration values (see Configuring Custom Values)
  • Time Tracking: for values based on time tracking fields 
Time SeriesSelect the time series you wish to display. Only the time series having the same value type as the selected option in the previous setting will be available for display in the gadget.