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JQL for Epic in Next Gen Dashboard

Hi Team,


I am new to jira and I need to filter Epics by name or link to show up in my backlog. The problem i face with the Next Gen dashboard is

1. When i try using epic link in jql, the backlog does not show the epic name

2. When i use epic name in jql, the backlog shows the epic name but not the linked issues (like stories, sub tasks etc).


can someone help me in this! 

Sample query i used:

project = "PROJECTNAME" AND "Epic Name" in ("ABC", "ABC1")  AND issuetype in (standardIssueTypes(), subTaskIssueTypes(), Bug, Epic, Story, Task, Sub-task) AND status in ("ToDo","InProgress") ORDER BY Rank ASC 

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Hi @Ganesh Alalasundaram

Just to confirm - you're looking to search for issues under Epics in Next-Gen?

You can use "parent = " as an alternative - so for example:

project = XXX and parent in (XXX-001, XXX-002)

^ This will locate the issues - but if you're looking to visualise the Epics in an issue search (i.e via the column view) - this isn't possible at this stage. 

There is an enhancement being progressed to enhance this feature - see JSWCLOUD-17239


Thanks @Ste , the goal of my query is to visualise the epics and the related issues under the backlog. 


Ex: I have A,B,C as epics and D,E,F as A's user story.. How can i get the backlog as (A,D,E,F) and B alone? Probably this work item is being worked as enhancement feature. Is there any other way i can achieve it?


Thanks for your response.

Hi @Ganesh Alalasundaram

To create an issue search for those issues - you could do:

key in (Epic-A, Epic-B) or parent = Epic-A

However reading above you mention how do I make the backlog show just Epic A and its issues - if this is the Next-Gen backlog on your board this is not yet possible as board filters haven't been released for Next-Gen boards.

Alternatively, you can filter out Epics from the board - up at the top of the Next-Gen board is a drop-down - "Epic" - where you can choose to visualise or hide Epics depending on your needs.


Thanks @Ste ! Awaiting for the next release. 

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