What I want:
I am using JIRA agile with Scriptrunner installed and want to do the following:
for an agile Board, I would like to create a JQL filter that mainly filters all epics with a certain label. And the filter should also include all issues in these epics. I want to do this because in my JIRA project there are multiple big topics and I want to create an agile board for one of these topics.
E.g. there is the big topic "test". I would then create epics and add the label "test" to those epics. Additionally I would create issues in these epics (but of course the have no or different labels).
I want them all now to turn up in my agile board.
What I already tried:
project = MyProject AND issuetype = Epic AND labels in (Test) AND resolution = Unresolved
issuefunction in linkedIssuesOf("filter = 'MyEpicFilter'")
issuefunction in linkedIssuesOf("filter = 'MyEpicFilter'") OR (filter = "MyEpicFilter")
but this doesn't work and creates a cyclical reference.
In the end I want to end up with an agile board where epics can be added by simply creating a new epic and assigning the label to it.
How can this be solved?
Can you confirm what name you are saving the final filter as? I suspect that you are trying to implement
whilst JIRA still thinks you are working on "MyEpicFilter"
If the final filter is a different name to "MyEpicFilter" then we need to dig deeper. But I can confirm that I tested your approach on a local instance making sure I named each filter as I went and it worked fine.
Hope this helps.
Hi @Phill Fox [Adaptavist],
Thanks for your answer.
I did not yet save the final filter, I was just typing it into the advanced JQL filter input in JIRA. So the name is free to define - but yes it should be something different as "MyEpicFilter". For example: "MyBoardFilter".
I even could not save it because I would need to execute it first but it always ends up with the following error message:
Field 'filter' with value 'MyEpicFilter' matches filter 'MyEpicFilter' and causes a cyclical reference, this query can not be executed and should be edited.
Do you have any idea what is different from your filter and mine if your one works?
I suspect JIRA still thinks it is working the filter 'MyEpicFilter' I would suggest the next step is to copy the JQL and open a new tab for the issues filter and paste in to there. In this way you are breaking the connection with 'MyEpicFilter'. This was how I built my test case to match yours.
I have just done what you described of typing the content in to the issues Filter after defining the included filter and got the same error message that you showed.
Thanks @Phill Fox [Adaptavist],
executing the filter now worked - my fault.
It now works, really great!
I even wanted to include the subtasks so I built the following query:
issuefunction in linkedIssuesOf("filter = 'MyEpicFilter'") OR (issueFunction in subtasksOf("issuefunction in linkedIssuesOf(\"filter = 'MyEpicFilter'\")")) OR (filter = "MyEpicFilter") ORDER BY Rank ASC
Just if someone else wants to do such a query.
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