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Fancy Footwork and Nested Selects in JQL

Hi Everyone - 

I've got a project called my_epics that has all my epics.  And, I've got a query that returns all the epics I'm interested in

(project = my_epics and Size is "Large" and Labels = "Cool_Epics")

Now I'd like a query to return the children of those epics.  In my day we would have called this a nested select

Issuetype = Story and epic_link in ( select (project = my_epics and Size is "Large" and Labels = "Cool_Epics")) 

Is this possible to create in JQL?



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Suvarna Gaikwad Community Leader Apr 05, 2022


If you have a scriptrunner, it can be achieved with below query

issueFunction in issuesInEpics("project = my_epics and Size is 'Large' and Labels = 'Cool_Epics'")

Hope this helps!

Thanks @Suvarna Gaikwad ! 


I'm almost afraid to ask because I think know the answer.  Script runner costs money.  Is there a way to do this in JIRA without purchasing any add ins?

Suvarna Gaikwad Community Leader Apr 13, 2022

@RAVI AMBAR RAO I am afraid I have not seen nested jql queries that are available out of the box. we will have to use plugins like scriptrunner or jql booster pack

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