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 further filtered using Rich Filter Controller gadgets;

  • the gadget itself can further refine the results by applying a gadget-specific JQL that we call a working query;

  • the gadget can display together multiple time series as line charts to point out trends and hint at correlations between these;

  • the gadget can display results based on different value types, like the number of issues (Issue Count) or the sum of the number of fields (such as Story Points);

  • the gadget’s title can be customized.

Rich Filter Extensions

Rich filter extensions are separate Jira apps 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 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:






You can optionally customize the gadget's title. If left blank, the default title will be Rich Filter Time Series Chart.

Rich Filter

Select the rich filter the gadget will use.

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

The gadgets’ configuration forms only show the rich filters you view. For details, see the section on permissions.

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 its rich filter using the Rich Filter option in the menu at the top right of the gadget.

Working Query

The working query is a JQL query combined with the rich filter's base filter before searching for issues. The working query is optional: only the base Jira filter and the quick filters affect the issues displayed if left empty.

Aggregation periods

The length of the periods is 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 range

Time range subsetting


Number of periods

Number of periods

Enter 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

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 that 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 period.

  • Cumulative trend – progressively adds the values from the previous periods. It only includes the issues that start 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 only time series with the same value type together. You can choose 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 Series

Select the time series you wish to display. The gadget will display only the time series with the same value type as the selected option in the previous setting.