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App of the Week - Query Counter

By kamwi02 posted May 30, 2017 03:58 PM


With the launch of the newCommunity App Catalog doc, we want to highlight some of the awesome apps available for you to install and use right away. Today's post is about the Query Counter, one of the most versatile apps. You can find details on how to install the app as well as the full list of great appshere.


You can find all of the App Of The Week posts here.


Query Counter

GitHub Project| Source Code to Install



This app may not look like much, but it’s a highly powerful tool to easily convey information to you, your Team, or stakeholders. The app takes a custom query, to make the number, and puts it embedded into your text. Here's the settings for the app for the screenshot above. The "{#}" marker shows where the app should put the number:


 The uses for this app are endless:

  • Create a data validation page to check for issues, like stories that are in progress with no estimate, or defects that are closed with no resolution set. Each Query Counter can give the number as well as the steps to take to resolve the data issue, like setting the defect resolution.

  • Make a release dashboard that tracks items like open defects and how many features are still open, with tips in the Query Counter app for historical trends and targets.

  • Report on your Team’s working agreements like the size of your backlog, if you’re trying to keep it reasonably small, and the total number of items in process. Use the Query Counter to document the working agreement too.


Many users like to put this app next to a Custom List that also shows the items that match the query so you can see the details. The text makes it so anyone who sees the list on the right knows what it's about by adding much more context:


If you love this app too, or have your own awesome use for it, we'd love to hear about it in the comments!