This documentation relates to version 1.9 of Rich Filters for Jira Dashboards. Documentation for previous versions is available via the documentation index.

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.

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:

Setting Description
Title Optionally, 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 Query The 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.
Time Intervals The length of the time intervals to be represented on the chart. It can be: Daily, Weekly, Monthly, Quarterly, or Yearly.
Number of Intervals The number of time intervals to be displayed in on the graph.
Display Period

Depending on the time series you wish to display, you can select the period you wish to represent on the chart:

  • Past
  • Future
  • Past & Future

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

Series based on fields like Due Date contain values that can be both in the past and in the future. For series based on this field it is more useful to select Future in order to easily see all the issues that are due soon or Past & Future to also see if there are overdue issues.

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 two options:

  • Issue Count: for values based on issue counts
  • Numeric Sum: for values based on number fields
Time Series Select 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.