I'm not sure if it is possible to have an epic without any associated stories. In order to prove if this is true or not, I am trying to write a query using built-in jql functions as well as the Scriptrunner plugin.
Can epics exist with no stories? If so, has anyone already tried to implement this?
It is possible to have epics without stories associated. We have scenarios like this and it can be made visible using below JQL.
issueFunction not in linkedIssuesOf("project = eai and type = story", "has Epic") and project = eai and type = epic
I use script runner issuefunction to get the epics that does not have a link to epic and then filter the epics for that project.
Are you sure John? I've got little experience with Scriptrunner in Cloud but it seems to suggest there is Scriptrunner Enhanced Search and JQL aliases to get around some of the limitations in Cloud.
These do have some issue link searches you can use.
The search above shows stories with no epic - not epics with no stories below them.
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