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How to display parent issues of each task in Sprint

Hello :) I need some help to  figure out, how to get a list of all parent issues for the tasks, assigned to the current Sprint (or each particular sprint).


  • I've got issues A, B, C (type =Story) . 
  • Issue A is a child of issue D; B- child of E; C- child of F.
  • Issues A,B,C are in current Sprint S.

I need to get all parents of an issues in sprint S, e.g. list of issues D,E,F.

Unfortunately, there are no special plugins for that and I can't install any :(

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Hi Natalya,

You can try this in script runner:

issueFunction in subtasksOf("issueFunction in parentsOf('sprint in openSprints () ')" )

Thanks for an idea ^^ But this script shows as the result child issues of an initial "Issues A, B, C (type =Story)" , while I need Parent issues. But I'll try to use another variations of this script with other functions, to get what's required :)

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Hi Natalya,

Your use case seems to match what our app Structure for Jira is often used for. You can use  Automation to Insert issues from specific sprint (using JQL sprint="sprintName") then Group by linked issues (or, if D,E,F are epics, group by epics), resulting in a hierarchy of Parent>Child. You can even insert issues from different sprints, then group them by parent and by sprint, resulting in a hierarchy Sprint>Parent>Child. 

If you are interested in such approach, you can look at our sandbox environment and check our quick-start guide. You can send any specific questions to


Egor Tasa

ALM Works

Thank You :) yet, there is no way to install such app in that case.

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