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Query for Tasks and Subtasks of Unresolved Epics in a given project

We have tried a few jql and script runner advanced queries to show all open and resolved tasks and subtasks in a given project that are linked to epics that are open.  The query should exclude any issues that are tied to a resolved epic.

Suggested scripts like issueFunction in issuesInEpics ("project=JRA and status = 'to do, in progress, approved'") do not return issues and provide an error

Function 'issuesInEpics ' does not exist

Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated.



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Hi @FR Jira Dev 

We created a plugin called Agile Docs which can help you show those issues.

You can create a filter for all unresolved Epics in your project and bring it up in Agile Docs. Agile Docs will show you all issues in that Epic and the children of those issues.



If you have the Epic keys, you can use the "All Parent Issues" field which is maintained by Agile Docs to write a JQL query which brings up those issues directly. It will bring up all the children and children of children of any issue.

So your query to bring up all tasks and sub-tasks might look:

"All Parent Issues" in (epickey-1, epickey-2, epickey-3)

Best Regards,


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Rahul_RVS_Support Marketplace Partner Sep 08, 2021

Hi @FR Jira Dev 

If you would be interested in an easy to use paid add-on to get this data, you can try out our plugin

Agile Tools : Epic Tree & Time in Status

The app provides the Epic Hierarchy based on multiple filters at Epic level including Epic statusesEpic Hierarchy.PNG

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Mikael Sandberg Community Leader Sep 08, 2021

You cannot do nested JQLs like that without having an app. The issuesInEpics() function is provided by Scriptrunner, and there other apps in the Marketplace that also extends the standard JQL with additional functions. 

@Mikael Sandbergwe do have scriptrunner but still running into challenges.

Mikael Sandberg Community Leader Sep 09, 2021

Okay, I think I have seen this in the past, but it was on Server and happened when Scriptrunner either failed an update or didn't load correctly. I will move this into the Adaptavist section, and they should be able to help you get the JQL working.

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