Showing results for 
Search instead for 
Did you mean: 
Sign up Log in
Deleted user
0 / 0 points
badges earned

Your Points Tracker
  • Global
  • Feed

Badge for your thoughts?

You're enrolled in our new beta rewards program. Join our group to get the inside scoop and share your feedback.

Join group
Give the gift of kudos
You have 0 kudos available to give
Who do you want to recognize?
Why do you want to recognize them?
Great job appreciating your peers!
Check back soon to give more kudos.

Past Kudos Given
No kudos given
You haven't given any kudos yet. Share the love above and you'll see it here.

It's not the same without you

Join the community to find out what other Atlassian users are discussing, debating and creating.

Atlassian Community Hero Image Collage

How to color a card based on if it has subtasks of a certain status.

I've been struggling with what I think should be a simple task.  Color a card based upon if it has subtasks of a certain status.

I have tried a whole host of various Googling/Stack Overflow/Atlassian Answers and have yet to figure this out.  Any help would be much appreciated.   

These are some of the attempts that have failed:

  • issuetype = "Story" and issueFunction not in hasSubtasks()
  • issue in issuesWithRemoteLinksByGlobalId("SubTaskId")
  • issueFunction in subtasksOf("status = COMPLETED")
  • parent = issuekey

This is likely a simple issue but I'm new to JIRA administration and help would be much appreciated.

3 answers

1 vote
Ignacio Pulgar Community Leader Dec 07, 2016

There's no such a built-in function that returns all issues that have at least one subtask. So, issues that have any subtasks under certain statuses doesn't exist either.


You may achieve it with a third party plugin, though . 

Ignacio Pulgar Community Leader Dec 07, 2016

Look for Script Runner for JIRA Cloud in the Atlassian Marketplace.

Is there functionality to determine if an issue has subtasks at all? 



I believe is not possible with raw Jira, but I use an addon (JQL tricks plugin) that has a special function you can apply to issue field (issue in subtaskIssuesFromFilter(savedFilterId)) 

Good luck!


Hi @ all,

I use the following command to color a card if it has subtasks:

issueLinkType = "is parent task of"

You might combine it with any other command to further specify your request.

Best regards, Birdy

Suggest an answer

Log in or Sign up to answer
Community showcase
Published in Jira Service Management

JSM June Challenge #2: Share how your business teams became ITSM rockstars

For JSM June Challenge #2, share how your non-technical teams like HR, legal, marketing, finance, and beyond started using Jira Service Management! Tell us: Did they ask to start using it or...

326 views 9 7
Read article

Community Events

Connect with like-minded Atlassian users at free events near you!

Find an event

Connect with like-minded Atlassian users at free events near you!

Unfortunately there are no Community Events near you at the moment.

Host an event

You're one step closer to meeting fellow Atlassian users at your local event. Learn more about Community Events

Events near you