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 the count of issues that are returned by the configured JQL & chart feature lets you to include a simple bar chart showing the 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

  • MS Word

    • MS word content

  • Release page notification

    • Content of the notification template

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 the 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. Below are the fields you have to to add or edit while creating a Bar chart.

  • Title - Chart title, this is displayed to the end user

  • Type - If creating Bar chart select Bar chart, to display count. select Stats

  • JQL - Add the relevant JQL

  • X-axis - Define the Jira issue field that should be displayed on the x-axis.

    • For eg. in below chart image, we have selected Assignee for X-axis so it shows the names of the users and on Y-axis it shown the numbers by default

  • Aggregate type - It will be count by default


A bar chart place holder image shall be inserted into the template. Users 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.