Are you in the loop? Keep up with the latest by making sure you're subscribed to Community Announcements. Just click Watch and select Articles.

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!


How to construct JQL query that can give count of sub-tasks in a task or story?

I want to assign card colors if a task or story does not have an original estimate value filled AND there were no sub-tasks.

Currently, in some cases, sub-task efforts roll up and show as estimates for the parent task/story. This is ok but I want to highlight where a parent does not have an estimate as well sub-tasks.

I am looking something like:

originalEstimate is EMPTY AND issue have sub-tasks

1 answer

0 votes
Bill Sheboy
Rising Star
Rising Star
Rising Stars are recognized for providing high-quality answers to other users. Rising Stars receive a certificate of achievement and are on the path to becoming Community Leaders.
Aug 05, 2021

Hi @Sathya Bidyanand  -- Welcome to the Atlassian Community!

I do not believe that is possible with out-of-the-box JQL.  You would need either a marketplace addon to enhance JQL (like ScriptRunner) or to use automation rules to count the subtasks and store that value in a custom field.

However, if you are showing subtasks on your board, a work-around would be:

  • set card colors when originalEstimate IS EMPTY,
  • display swimlanes by user story, and
  • any issues without subtask will be listed in the bottom swimlane.  Just look there for the cards with your selected color.

Best regards,

Suggest an answer

Log in or Sign up to answer
AUG Leaders

Atlassian Community Events