Stats & charts


ARN provides ‘Stats & charts’ macro to make release notes more insightful for you & your team. To put it simply, ‘Stats’ feature comes up with a number that corresponds to count of issues that are returned by the configured JQL & chart feature lets you to include a simple bar chart showing count of issues returned by configured JQL aggregated over values of specific Jira field.


Some of the places where Stats & charts can be used are:

  • Email

    • Email body

  • PDF

    • PDF content

  • Confluence

    • Page content

  • HTML

    • Content

How to use


Clicking on ‘Stats & charts’ would open a pop-up where the system accepts a JQL. And a return value. Return value identifies what kind of data will have to be extracted from the Jira issues that the JQL returns.

Typical use cases may include, informing audience about

  • Issue distribution based on priority, type, assignee etc

  • Time spent on different kinds of issues

  • Story point distribution across different issue types

Currently, the system can return number of issues the stored JQL retrieves. So a typical use of this would look something like the image below.

Note that you can also optionally display the number as a link that leads back to Jira.

Sample stats generated with ARN:

Charts - bar chart

Clicking on ‘Stats & charts’ would open a pop-up where select the type as ‘bar chart’. Now, add a JQL and a Jira field whose values needs to be aggregated over the X-axis.



A bar chart place holder image shall be inserted into the template. User can resize this image to resize the designated area for the bar chart within the template.


No of issues returned by the JQL shall be aggregated against the unique value of the selected Jira field and a bar chart shall be included within the area designated within the template.