Showing results for 
Search instead for 
Did you mean: 
Sign up Log in

Earn badges and make progress

You're on your way to the next level! Join the Kudos program to earn points and save your progress.

Deleted user Avatar
Deleted user

Level 1: Seed

25 / 150 points

Next: Root


1 badge earned


Participate in fun challenges

Challenges come and go, but your rewards stay with you. Do more to earn more!


Gift kudos to your peers

What goes around comes around! Share the love by gifting kudos to your peers.


Rise up in the ranks

Keep earning points to reach the top of the leaderboard. It resets every quarter so you always have a chance!


Come for the products,
stay for the community

The Atlassian Community can help you and your team get more value out of Atlassian products and practices.

Atlassian Community about banner
Community Members
Community Events
Community Groups

Find tasks/subtasks not linked to stories

Hi everyone


I'm writing a few housekeeping filters to help find "orphan" issues.

For example, to find stories that aren't linked to epics, I'm successfully using this string:

type = Story AND "Epic Link" = EMPTY ORDER BY priority

I would like to do something similar to find tasks,subtasks, and bugs that aren't linked to a story ticket type.

Is that possible? Thanks!!



1 answer

1 accepted

1 vote
Answer accepted

Hi @Barry Prendergast 

Welcome to the community.

I think the following should do what you need:

issuetype in (task, Sub-task, bug) AND parent is EMPTY

Let me know if it works :-)

Regards, Liam

That worked perfectly! Thanks Liam!

Like Liam Green likes this

No problem. Thanks for accepting the answer!

Same issue above but I get an error that Parent does not support the operator IS...  thoughts?  this is an on premise version of Jira if that makes a difference.  

Hi @John Boyes 

As this question is solved, you should post yours as a new question using 'ask the community' at the top.

Thanks, Liam

@John Boyes try issuetype in (subTaskIssueTypes()) AND "Parent Link" is EMPTY 

Suggest an answer

Log in or Sign up to answer

Atlassian Community Events