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Create Swimlanes showing linked issues. What is the JQL Query for this?


Trying to create swim-lanes for a Kanban board where I can show all Linked Issued that are Children of a different Issue type. One swim-plane per Parent..

This would be identical to Epic -> Story relation but with a Feature in between... We have created the following issue types:

- Epic
- Features
- Stories


   Epic -> Features (Via Epic containing Features)
                 Features -> Stories (Via issue linked as parent - children)


I would like to add a swim-lane per feature showing its linked stories.

What is the Swim-lane JQL query for this?


Subtasks are not a solution as these are used for other things. 

There are many posts with this question however answers always point to changing the team's modeling approach to fit the tool rather than leveraging the tool to fit the context of the team.


Appreciate the help

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Mar 08, 2020 • edited

Hi @Nico Gonzalez

There isn't a method to do this using one setting - like with Epics set as swimlanes.

You'd need to add a swimlane per Feature manually - to do this:

  1. Go to Board Settings / Configure > Swimlanes
  2. Base Swimlanes on Queries
  3. Create a swimlane and use the JQL issue in linkedissues() - for example, issue in linkedissues(ABC-123,"is child of") - where ABC-123 is your Feature and "is child of" is the link type.
  4. Repeat for every Feature

^ This is very manual, but Jira isn't catering for the hierarchy you've created.

One benefit is you do only have to create a swimlane for every Feature once - swimlanes only appear if they have results within them, so this would save you editing them - just need to add to them as new Features are created.

Your other alternatives are to edit your work hierarchy - or if you're on Server you could change the name of the Epic / use an app such as SAFe Epic to Feature Translator?

Find more on advanced JQL functions on this page


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