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JQL - how to get the first issue of returned set?

Hi Folks

  How can I write a sql that returns only the first row of the result set.

 For example:

 This sql statement will return all issues of project XXX in ascending order

 > project="XXX" ORDER BY createdDate ASC

  I'd like to get the first issue from the return set.  What is the syntax?




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Antoine Berry Community Leader Jul 10, 2019

Hi @John Nguyen ,

This is not possible out of the box, you would need an app such as SQL+JQL for that.


Hi Antoine

  Thanks for replying to my inquiry.  I got the Structure Add-On and still I'm not able to figure out how get the first child form the result and at the same time I want to get the parents displayed as well...

  So the requirements are like this:

1 - Display all the tasks.

2 - If a task has more than one sub-task whose status is in 'In Progress' state, then get the sub-task that has the due date that nearest to today's date...

So if I have a structure X (built by JQL) that show all the Tasks and all the sub-tasks that have current status = 'In Progress', then how can I write a S-JQL to meet the requirements mentioned above?



Antoine Berry Community Leader Aug 28, 2019

Hi @John Nguyen ,

I do not have this plugin, but I have checked the documentation. Your 2nd requirement would require a CURSOR in SQL (or a loop), so I am not sure this is doable in Jira, and would be complex to implement if so.


Hi @Antoine Berry 

  Completely agreed.  

  The "Expr" language that comes with Structure does not provide any flow-control constructs and JQL does not provide CURSOR construct either.

  I'm stuck on the rug :-).

  But thank you very much for having given me the tips of how to process it.  I really appreciate it.

  Have a good day Antoine


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