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Change how many completed issues show on your timeline

This page refers to the timeline view in Jira Software and not your plan, the cross-project planning tool only available as part of Jira Software Cloud Premium and Enterprise.

Unless otherwise noted, the timeline view in Jira Software is the same for both company-managed and team-managed projects.


Give your project context by showing issues up to one year old, or show no completed issues to live in the moment. By default, your timeline shows issues that have been completed within the last 12 months.

To change how many completed issues show on your timeline:

  1. From your timeline, navigate to the View settings menu at the top-right of your view.

  2. Under the heading Issue display range, select the timeframe you’d like to show on your timeline from the dropdown.

    1. To show no past issues on your timeline, select Hide all completed epic issues.

  3. Your timeline will update automatically.

How Jira Software defines completed issues in the timeline view

Jira Software looks at two different fields to evaluate whether an issue is done:

  • In company-managed projects, it looks at the issue’s Resolution field, set via a post function when an issue is moved from an In progress to Done status. Learn more about Jira Software’s Resolution field and configuring post functions.

  • In team-managed projects, it looks at the category of the issue’s status. Issues are considered resolved when they’re moved from an In progress to Done status category.

The timeline refers to the Status category change date to define completed issues. This makes sure the timeline always refers to a consistent field and is consistent across multiple workflows.

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