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JIRA REST API with JQL (group by status category)

It is possible to customize the status a JIRA issue passes through but they are always assigned one out of three status categories. JIRA has no easy solution to report how many issues are currently in a state associated with the category "To Do", "In Progress" or "Done", so if you have a complex workflow it might be tricky to get the big picture. Many of our customers struggle with this. So now we will build an overview like that.

Most of the work (i.e. grouping by status category) is done within the converter, while we use a basic jql to retrieve all issues of a project.


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function convert(json) {
    const issues = JSON.parse(json).issues; // parse json string
    const categories = {};

    // iterate through issues and count occurrences of categories
    for (let issue of issues) {   // iterate over all issues
        let category = issue.fields.status.statusCategory;
        if (categories[]) { // category is already listed, increase counter
        } else { // category is new, add it to our collection
            categories[] = 1;

    // build simple result for template
    const result = [];
    for (let categoryName in categories) {
            'Category': categoryName,
            'Number of Issues': categories[categoryName]

    result.sort(function(a,b) {
        return a.Category < b.Category ? 1 : -1;

    return result;


Default or this custom chart template:

    PocketQuery.chart('ColumnChart', {
        width: 500,
        height: 500,
        bar: {groupWidth: "30%"},
        legend: {position: 'none'}
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